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In A Pickle!

Discussion in 'Reptile Taxidermy' started by Rachel L Day, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. Rachel L Day

    Rachel L Day New Member

    what kind of salt do you guys like to use for your pickle? Also can I put the carcass back in the pickle to strip the flesh? I'll be working with a leopard gecko and im nervous boiling the flesh off the bones will weaken its fragile little bones too much and its starting to get cold up here in the mountains im afraid the bugs aren't doing their jobs like they do over the summer. I want to skin the little guy and keep the skeleton.. help!
  2. Herper

    Herper New Member

    Hello not sure if you were able to find the answers that you were looking for in regards to leopard gecko. If not and you have access to FB
    Check our the Articulation Nation group and do a search for leopard Geckos. Good luck

  3. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Ok any kind of salt works but what you want to do isn’t going to work as a pickle saved the skin.
    If your looking into just saving the bones then maceration is the way to go. Natural bacteria will eat the flesh and save your bones but be prepared for good smell of rotting flesh in water.