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Outer ear skin peeling problem

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by RIVERROADERS2000, Apr 19, 2008.


    RIVERROADERS2000 Member

    Just wanted to get your thoughts. I just got done fleshing a nice woodchuck that I got last year with my boy. Anyway after I removed it from the pickle solution, I put it in baking soda water then fleshed it. After I completed fleshing it and turned it right-side out to look him over, I found that while fleshing the ear butts the outer most layer of both ear skins had peeled free. Majorly ticked. I also had this happen in the same manner last year with the ear tips of a coyote, but was able to repair that. The woodchuck though bit the dust.....again. Can you please let me know what the hell I might be doing wrong? Thanks in advance.
  2. oldterryr

    oldterryr Terry's in Heaven with no worries at all.

    soak and preserve with denatured alcohol and problems will disappear

  3. bill@hogheaven

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    Sounds like epidermal slippage due to over nuetralizing. Use a level tablespoon of baking soda per gallon of water soak for no more than 20 minutes rinse well. Also I suggest you salt & let the skin dry hard before rehydrating & starting the pickling step. If I had to bet I would have to go with over nuetralizing though.