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Tips for Tanning Salted Large Mammal Hides

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by WhiteRabbitTaxidermyUK, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. WhiteRabbitTaxidermyUK

    WhiteRabbitTaxidermyUK New Member

    I'm hopefully going to be importing a wolf, black bear and a cougar hide into the UK in January-ish if all goes to plan (with CITES & paperwork).

    I would rather go for salted as the hides are cheaper and mountable, whereas the tanned pelts are incomplete and more expensive in the long run.
    As i'm in the UK we don't have any commercial fur tanneries that I am aware of (if you know some, shout me!), so i was looking to tan them myself.

    I do have some experience, but I want people's tips and advice.
    What products should I use?
    Breaking hides is probably my main concern, not the tanning of hides themselves xD

    I know a lot would advise against it, but I would like to know what you guys do before I decide what I will do :)

    Kind Regards
    Libby x