Hi, My name is Evi and in from Australia. I'm about to attempt my first hide. I have preserved a mouse and mounted it, but this was only using borax and mentholated spirits. Which works well for such a small specimen but really isn't feasible for anything bigger. It also made for a rather stiff finish, which OK as it is mounted and tiny. I have spent the last week reading through the forums and taking notes and would like to make sure I have the right process before I start. I am getting rabbits and foxes from a local exterminator company. They are shot with air rifles. I will be keeping the rabbit meat for eating and disposing of the fox meat. I have advised the hunter to triple bag and freeze the specimens for me as quickly as possible. This is the process I was planning to follow: Skinning Partially defrost so that everything stays as cold as possible but workable to hopefully reduce slippage. Skin as Quickly as possible, removing as much meat and fat as I can. Turn the ears - not removing the cartilage. Split the lips and eyes. Salting Cover with non-iodized salt and rub in, roll flesh side to flesh side and sit on a incline to drain water. Repeat if necessary. Leave for 24hours in a cool dry place. Pickling Mix the following 1 gallon/3.8 liters water Per 1 pound/453.5g non-iodized salt 1 ounce/28g Oxalic Acid Test pH using pH sticks and ensure the pH is between 1.5-2 Submerge salted hide for 72 hours. During this time, remove to flesh the skin and place back into the pickle. Rinse in cold water. Degrease (if required) 1 gallon/3.8 liters water per 1/2 fluid ounce/29.5ml Dishsoap Rinse in cold water. Neutralizing 1 gallon/3.8 liters water per 2 ounces/56.6g of Borax Submerge for 15-20mins, no longer. Rinse in cold water. Hang and drain for 30mins, not allowing the hide to dry out. Tanning 1 gallon/3.8 liters water per 2 ounces/56.6g of LUTAN FN 1/2 pound/226.7g of non-iodized salt For a fox 6 ounces of LUTAN FN is required, so adjust the other ingredients accordingly. Submerge for 12-14 hours Rinse in cold water and drain for 30mins Oiling Apply Neatsfoot oil 1:2 warm water. Reapply until the hide has soaked up as much oil as possible. Breaking Stretch the hide out and pin to ply. Break the hide using a metal brush to break down the fibrous structure. Anything I should do differently or is that about right? I understand there are many different methods.