I've been looking for a definitive answer but have instead been finding conflicting ones. From your own experience with whole frozen carcasses, is it better to thaw them at room temp on a towel, or is it better to put them in a room temperature pickling solution before skinning? I am primarily asking for smaller critters such as squirrels, raccoons, and foxes to try to reduce slippage on fresh critters. If you recommend dry thawing, do you spray/apply any solution to the carcass such as isopropyl? Would it be better to thaw slowly in the refrigerator or thaw at room temperature? Any experienced recommendations would be appreciated.