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what stuff can i use to tan a squirrel back hide.

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by Michael, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Michael

    Michael New Member

    Can any of you tell me what i can use around my house to tan a squirrel back hide hair on.
  2. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Ph =3.8-4.0 Tf = 70
    For every 1 Lb. of Wet Drained Skin Weight, add:
    2 Qts. Of Water (425%)
    3.2 Ozs.of Alum* (20%)
    4 Ozs. of Salt (25%)
    * Aluminum Sulphate, Ammonium Aluminum Sulphate, or Potassium Aluminum Sulphate can be used interchangeably in this formula. Use Soda Ash to adjust the Ph level. Allow the skins to tan for 3-5 days.
    Copied from http://rittelsupplies.net/Formulas_and_Info.html

  3. John W.

    John W. New Member

    I don't know if you have any around the house or not but I use Liqua-tan on my squirrels. ;D
  4. oldterryr

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