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How Long Can A Raw Pelt Sit Out?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Crepuscular Creature, Sep 27, 2022.

  1. Edit: I've worked on the pelt, so it isn't sitting out

    Hello once again, I'm back with another question.

    So, I have a cow pelt that I need to skin the feet and head out of. It was still partially frozen yesterday, though not completely. It hasn't been warm here at all, around the 50s for the past few days, so I haven't worried about it thawing super fast or anything.

    How long do you think it could sit out? I currently have it on a table, covered up with trash bags to keep bugs and flies out. Could it possibly sit there until Thursday or Friday? Or would it be best to just suck up being tired and getting it done today?

    Another background info note: it's sitting in the garage, so it isn't in a heated area like the inside of the house. The garage isn't insulated either.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2022
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  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I'd get on it right away. Flesh as it thaws. Hit all areas that are thawed enough to do so. Doing taxidermy is an exercise in working on something when you are dead tired.