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    Rattlesnake skin curing.
from 2@low8  
1/15/2005 8:57:00 AM

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 I brought back a couple of rattlesnake skins from Mexico on my recent hunting trip. I would like to make a shell pouch or a belt out of them. Does anyone know the ingredients used to soak the skins in before they are dried? The skins are in the freezer now.


Donn


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   I came across this from George, Imagination Bassin Guide Services  1/15/2005 9:14:00 AM
 Ultimate Snake Tan Submitted by Steve T. on 01/24/2004. ( swthomps@pie.midco.net ) 24.220.85.160 I prefer the following tanning process that produces a more ridged skin for gluing to leather products. I have used this tanning process for the past 30 years with GREAT success.

Once the snakes are skinned and fleshed, place the skin(s) in a nonmetal container with a solution of water and borax (20 Mule Team). For only a few skins use 1/4 cup of borax to a quart of water. For the tanning of 10 to 20 skins use one cup of borax to one gallon of water. This mixture with the skins must be refrigerated for 24 hours and should be agitated 2-3 times during this period.

Rinse the skin(s) in water and place them flesh side down on chipboard or OSB board (rough side). Care must be taken during this process to get the center row of scales along the back, straight throughout the entire length of the skin. Pinning or stapling of the skin is not necessary. Place the board in a cool dry place to dry for two weeks. After drying, carefully pull/loosen the skin from the board or use a flat tool or spatula to remove it.

Dip and saturate the skin(s) in an equal (1:1) mixture of isopropyl alcohol and glycerine for the curing or relaxing solution. Roll the skin up loosely and put the skin(s) in a small plastic bag for at least 24 hours. If the rattles are left on the skin, they can be put through the borax mixture, but not the relaxing solution. In the second solution, the skin should be dipped only to the base of the rattles, if they are saved on the skin. Roll up the hide placing the rattles outside the wire tie at the top of the plastic bag. If possible, the bag should be turned 2-3 times during the curing process to allow equal saturation of the tanning solution. After the 24-48 hour period, remove the skin(s) from the bag and hang them over a nonmetal board or rod to dry in a cool dark place. Use cardboard or several layers of newspaper to protect the floor from the tanning solution dripping from the skins. The drying process will normally take 3-5 days.

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   George, from 2@low8  1/15/2005 6:58:00 PM
 Thanks for the help. I'll try it tommorrow.

Donn


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