OK here’s the rundown. I don’t know where I went wrong. I had eight coyote pelts stored in the freezer from the winter, all were cased and in sealed Ziploc bags. All of the firs were skinned directly after being killed in cold weather and put in the freezer very quickly to prevent spoilage. Fast forward four months to last week when I took the pelts out of the freezer, thawed of them out and fleshed Them very thoroughly using a pressure washer set up, then thoroughly salted and put on stretchers Fur side in for 17 hours and then switched to fur side out for the next week allowing plenty of ventilation. Ambient temperature outside was in the 70s every day and furs were very dry (papery) after 24 hours. Left them in this state for about a week before rehydrating in a solution of water and McKenzie’s relaxer/degreaser for one hour, then directly into the pickle for 8 hours. Pickle used was 1/2 pound salt per gallon of water. As I was taking them out of the pickle hair started slipping badly on four of the eight hides. The only thing that I can figure is that the pickle bath got too warm as it was on the warmer side of the house. I was surprised how warm the water was after sitting outside in 70° weather all day. Is this possible? I would think that even if the water was toward the 70 or 80° mark they should have been fine. What did I do wrong? Can perfectly good hides go bad in the pickle bath if the water is too warm?