I am new to taxidermy and so far I have used a tanning service to prepare my capes. I've noticed on one that I received recently that it's showing a lot of hair slippage. I assume it's not the fault of the tannery so Im wondering what other things contribute to slippage. Could it be the freezing and thawing of the cape, or could the deer left out too long and got too warm prior to skinning? Also, when I receive my capes from the tannery, how long can I keep them in the fridge or should I freeze immediately? Any tips on how to manage capes on my end, would be appreciated.