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New To Taxidermy- 50/50 Tan?

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by Emma Berry, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Lol tanglewood I said the fool but no names so who name did I say other than the fool. Why to many fools these days he’ll even I’m foolish at times.
     
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  2. Fallenscale

    Fallenscale Active Member

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    I will say this one I seen where he used it on bobcats. But you should not stand up for a person that never gives the health risk. It dangerous stuff like a fool I did use it once.
     

  3. cyclone

    cyclone Posts: 400001

    50/50 must stand for 50% prayer and 50% wishful thinking...

    Regardless, 50/50 is 100% alchemy.
     
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  4. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I think that pretty much covers the 50/50 tan.
     
  5. April Anderson

    April Anderson New Member

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    I have a newly-tanned cougar hide that I’d like to lay across the bottom of the bed, but it has a strong chemical smell. Is there a way to get rid of that smell?
     
  6. swampfox2

    swampfox2 Well-Known Member

    I can just smell those hides now.
     
  7. swampfox2

    swampfox2 Well-Known Member

    I would contact whomever tanned the cat and ask them that. They know what they used on it.
     
  8. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    Chemical smell to some, pleasant aroma to taxidermists. All newly tanned skins have an odor to them. Maybe just hanging it out somewhere to let it air out.
     
  9. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    If you folks read the tan he used alcohol and turpentine is not a tan at all . Maybe a preservative at best ( alcohol only). This is what she was smelling as for the chemicals in a so called tan.
     
  10. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Frank, they were responding to April Anderson's question posted yesterday, not the OP.
     
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  11. Hellish expensive way to preserve something.