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Old 08-17-2009, 10:33 AM
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I use exotic hides on almost all of my sheaths and holsters.I recieved some rattlesnake hides a few years ago fresh from a hunter.We called a local Taxidermist and he told me to use 1/3 Acetone,1/3 Denatured alcohol and 1/3 Glycerin to coat the hides with.It worked fine and I have been using the hides.I am curious as to other methods for tanning snakeskins.Thanks.Dave

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Old 08-18-2009, 01:32 PM
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Dave,
You are not tanning your skins, using the above, you are simply removing the fluids. Eventually those skins will deteriorate. Part of the tanning process is to remove those same fluids but also to put a tanning agent in to replace. The funny part of taxidermy is we "remove everything and then put it all back in". Tanning is really a neat process dealing with acids, alkalines (sp?), chemical reactions, biology, etc. Sounds difficult but really isn't. I would recommend having your taxidermist order you a tanning kit, available through most major suppliers, I prefer the one from McKenzie's. It is really easy to follow and understand. Very little checking ph and little thought accept following directions. You will find that with an actual tanning agent, you will end up with a much more durable and stable skin. Good luck.
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:03 PM
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Thanks for the info, I will do that.Dave
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