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Softening Alligator Hide

Discussion in 'Reptile Taxidermy' started by ACavicchiolo, May 4, 2021.

  1. ACavicchiolo

    ACavicchiolo New Member

    Hey you, friends! So, a friend of mine brought me an amazing gift today, it's a lot of pieces of alligator hides. The problem is, it is so dry, but SO DRY, that it seems like wooden boards. Could anybody help me finding a way to soft it?
  2. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    We need to know if they were tanned or just dried to aid you.
    Personally i would send it to a tannery where they will assess it and then either tan or hydrate, oil and break