I’ve scoured the archives and found lots of different threads about slippage but wanted to get some input on my process of home tanning. I’ve done about 50 deer heads the past few years with minimal issues and today had a mule deer hide slip worse than anything I’ve ever seen (see attached), I could’ve cleaned the hair off almost the entire hide if I wanted to. I’m using pro-1 chemicals and following their directions. For This cape: Rough flesh and salted hard/dry. Rehydrated for about 12-14 hours, pickle ph 1.5-2.0 for probably a week til I got to shave it, then back to pickle, another shave and return to pickle. Didn’t notice any slippage/excess hair in pickle. Today I pulled the cape out of the pickle, drained, and neutralized for about 30 mins (5 gal lukewarm water, 2 cups salt, 1/2 cup baking soda). Upon pulling the cape out of the neutralization and rinsing, I started to notice hair… dried out cape in preparation for applying oil and that’s when it all came out. I should note, I’ve been checking the ph of my neutralized skins and have consistently getting a ph of 4.5ish. Do y’all think this slippage happened at the neutralization stage or the stage simply revealed the slippage that was already occurring? I’m worried about this happening again.