Purpose Of Curing Your Animal Skin

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF CURING?

The purpose of curing is to protect flayed hides and skins from micro-organisms and to render them storable for a prolonged period of time. There are many methods to follow, but remember to delay curing, will ensure your disappointment at the end of the day. It only takes 6 hours for the bacteria to destroy the root of the hair, causing hair slip and thus lose what could have been a beautiful hide.

Curing

BASIC GUIDELINE TO CURING YOUR ANIMAL HIDE

• Skin the animal as soon as possible after shooting.
• Remove all excess fat, blood, and meat.
• Wash off all the blood and dirt from the skin.
• If possible, soak the skin for a minimum of 3 hours, even better overnight in saturated salt solution (about 20kg of salt per 100 liters of water) together with a bactericide (Dettol – about 50ml per 100 liters of water).
• Remove the skin from the solution, open and flatten the skin on a clean surface with the flesh side facing up, and cover the entire area well with salt.

HINTS

It is important as a guideline to use an equal quantity of salt to the weight of the skin. The skin must lie in salt for at least 3 days, after which the skin should be dried out. There is nothing wrong with drying a skin in the sun and the sooner the skin is dehydrated the better. Should there not be enough time to dry the skin properly, the skin must be rolled in salt and dried at the destination. For any possible advice or any assistance, please feel free to contact us at Oasis Tanning Company.

Oasis Tanning Company is committed to service excellence through the tanning of exotic tanning including a variety of game skins and veg to the highest quality and standards in the world.

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Purpose Of Curing Your Animal Skin

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF CURING?

The purpose of curing is to protect flayed hides and skins from micro-organisms and to render them storable for a prolonged period of time. There are many methods to follow, but remember to delay curing, will ensure your disappointment at the end of the day. It only takes 6 hours for the bacteria to destroy the root of the hair, causing hair slip and thus lose what could have been a beautiful hide.

Curing

BASIC GUIDELINE TO CURING YOUR ANIMAL HIDE

• Skin the animal as soon as possible after shooting.
• Remove all excess fat, blood, and meat.
• Wash off all the blood and dirt from the skin.
• If possible, soak the skin for a minimum of 3 hours, even better overnight in saturated salt solution (about 20kg of salt per 100 liters of water) together with a bactericide (Dettol – about 50ml per 100 liters of water).
• Remove the skin from the solution, open and flatten the skin on a clean surface with the flesh side facing up, and cover the entire area well with salt.

HINTS

It is important as a guideline to use an equal quantity of salt to the weight of the skin. The skin must lie in salt for at least 3 days, after which the skin should be dried out. There is nothing wrong with drying a skin in the sun and the sooner the skin is dehydrated the better. Should there not be enough time to dry the skin properly, the skin must be rolled in salt and dried at the destination. For any possible advice or any assistance, please feel free to contact us at Oasis Tanning Company.

Oasis Tanning Company is committed to service excellence through the tanning of exotic tanning including a variety of game skins and veg to the highest quality and standards in the world.

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