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fleshing a porcupine

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by danielemt, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. danielemt

    danielemt New Member

    just wondering what is the easiest way to flesh a porcupine so you dont loose any quills? bird flesher??
  2. stuffer2000

    stuffer2000 New Member

    I do them on my beam and flesh them from the tail to the head that way the quills dont bury into the beam and I use a mini flesher to do that

  3. danielemt

    danielemt New Member

    K I think I see how that will work! Thanks
  4. Jay Addy

    Jay Addy New Member

    I'm no expert but I did mine with a wire wheel (bird flessher)
  5. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    I use a heavy duty wire brush, after fleshing, hook a garden hose up to the sink, use a garden sprayer with hot water and you can wash a lot more of the fat and grease away with that
  6. danielemt

    danielemt New Member

    wonderful ideas from all!!! thank you ;D
  7. I was thinking of trying a pressure washer. 2800PSI has anyone gave this a shot?
  8. muscle20

    muscle20 New Member

    Porcupines have very thin skin easily tears!
  9. Get the big chunks with a knife. Then I sissor of what I can, then go to the wire wheel. Then a good warm bath with detergent, follow with cold water to chill back down. Soak in mineral spirits for a day or so. Wash again and then tan or use DP.
  10. Richbo

    Richbo 2nd place is the first loser!

    Some good tips here. I have one in the freezer to do shortly. This post will be a great help!