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Tanning and slippage

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by PsychoJr, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. PsychoJr

    PsychoJr New Member

    What the heck is going on? I followed the tanning instructions to a T and have had no problems with 2 raccoons and a deer, but 2 squirrels are ruined. Never had a problem just using borax. Kept the ph between 1-2 and properly neutralized. This is pissing me off to ruin 2 animals.
  2. Did you salt them 1st and let them hang dry for a couple hrs. I've had foxes that I put right in the pickle years ago and they slipped on me so I started salting , drying them then into the pickle and haven't had the problem since.

  3. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    So you tanned two coons and a deer and you thought you were an expert tanner? Slip happens. lol
  4. PsychoJr

    PsychoJr New Member

    Nope, just thought it would slip for all of them if I had done something wrong.
  5. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

    If you're asking why, post your steps in detail. If you're just lementing, we all feel your pain. Lucky it was just squirrel and not something important and irreplacible.
  6. cyclone

    cyclone Posts: 400001

    Explain "to a T"...

    X2 what boarhunter said
  7. johnsm

    johnsm New Member

    i have never tanned one before felish them down good and use a dry tan on them you will never lose the hair again
  8. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    No such thing as your so called dry tan. You still have raw skin, just air dried out.
  9. Richbo

    Richbo 2nd place is the first loser!

    I don't understand "felish them down good". What is that?
  10. RTF

    RTF Active Member

    Are you stating you are using "Borax" for a tan? Also what do you mean you kept the pH between 1-2? During what process?