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Tanning raccoon

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by TnMatt, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. TnMatt

    TnMatt Member

    I have some liquitan in shop, my question is, is liquitan good for tanning small mammal, and if so do I have to use pre tan 110 or can I use a different acid to pickle. Or should I go with a lutan f, I am not to familiar with either and I have wondered about the mckenzie tan system. My head is spinning and I could use a little advice.
  2. AMCTaxi

    AMCTaxi Wholesale Small Mammal Taxidermist

    Liquatan is fine. I use it for most of my small mammal work. Pickle with any number of acids (I use Saftee Acid from Rittel's). Lutan will also work, though I haven't used that stuff in years.

  3. dozier

    dozier New Member

    Racoon's are so greasy . Flesh fat off good . Use a good degreaser in your pickle and in your neutralizing bath . If not its easy for your cape to get grease burned . I do alot of mammals . I lost a nice badger to grease burn .I Never let it happen again :)
  4. TnMatt

    TnMatt Member

    Lol, I have learned so many lessons the hard way, thanks, I will not make that mistake, how much degreaser do I add to pickle and nuetralizer? Do I just put degreaser in the solution as I mix it up? Thank you all, this is new to me, you all have been so helpful
  5. x2. I have found that regular Dawn will not degrease them well. A good quality taxidermy degreaser is key.
  6. dozier

    dozier New Member

    Yes just add 2 or 3 ounces . I use a heavy degreaser but a normal strength degreaser will work .
  7. I know a lot of people who are against Krowtann but I promise you after I tried it on a coon ill never go back to anything else. Real easy skin coon,turn ears, lips, eyes. I then take my presser washer fleshing all fat off being careful around the eyes and face area. Skin will turn white just like its been tanned, wash in a degreaser which ever you like. Mix Krowtann just like directions on bottle 3 days later pull out wash then neutralize. Ready to mount or freeze mount later. Good luck
  8. DDavis

    DDavis Active Member

    Liqua tan is a good tan , used it for years . use a acid pickle such as saftee or McKenzie , degrease good . I use a good degreaser such as tannery degreaser or any of the others will work .
  9. TnMatt

    TnMatt Member

    Thank you all so much, great help to me. This is new to me and makes me nervouse , but here goes.