salted a chipmunk hide...now what?


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peetee32
May 31, 2009, 12:17 AM
so we have a little chipmunk problem in my neighborhood. i've been setting up a bucket of water with seeds floating on top with a ramp leading to it...they jump right in and drown.

they are usually mouse sized, but one was about the size of a small squirrel, and had a really nice coat....so i skinned it, scraped all the meat off i could, tacked the hide fur side down to a board, and covered it with salt. its been sitting a few days and i've replaced the salt when it was visibly moist.

i would like a nice soft pelt if at all possible...

i basically know nothing about this (first time skinning ANYTHING) and was just wondeing how to procede.

i've googled a bunch and have come up with a million different ways listing all kinds of ingrediends i probably can't get a hold of...

any ideas? i prefer the K.I.S.S. method if at all possible

thanks in advance

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CSA 357
May 31, 2009, 02:54 AM
499 more and you can make a pair of gloves

Flintknapper
May 31, 2009, 09:47 AM
And thats if he has small hands. ;)

buck460XVR
May 31, 2009, 11:13 AM
there's a old fashioned tanning solution that can be made from boiling the brains/spinal cord of the animal........or you could just buy a tanning kit.

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