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Salted Bird Skins

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Russell94, Feb 7, 2023.

  1. Russell94

    Russell94 New Member

    I recently got in a good number of salted bird skins. All of them are difficult to get in the USA, so i want to mount all of them. the basic information I'm getting is as follows....and it was like pulling teeth to get even the basic method to do this,,,,,I need specifics if anyone has experience with this.
    I was told to soak in dawn and a bacterial enzyme. Freeze it flat and then clean it on my bird flesher numerous times. I was also told to learn and use as many cuss words as possible, so I get this must not be easy.
    How much enzyme is used and is it mixed in with the soap to soak? Which enzyme is the best to use? When I freeze it and soak it, do I then flesh it and refreeze? Any info is greatly appreciated. I did look on youtube but found nothing
  2. whitetails and fish only

    whitetails and fish only Well-Known Member

    I thawed a duck skin that was ready to mount in Dawn once and during the sewing the stitches ripped right out. May not have been the soap but I think it was. My skin was not salted prior to the soak.

  3. pro 1 sells some great products. they se;; two types of relaxer, get both and soak the skin about twp hours then use a metal tooth brush. scrub the inside of the birds in a dish pan with this i it
  4. Russell94

    Russell94 New Member

    I was told you need a bacterial enzyme