June 13, 2011

Day 7: Coyote

Today we began with the frozen thawing coyote and ended the day by putting the skin 
into the auto tanner. There is warm water and three chemicals in the machine:
Aluminum sulphate (which sets the hair), salt (which gets the dirt and contaminants out of the hide), and soda ash (which neutralizes the pH). It's really important to tan the skin as soon as possible before bacteria starts eating away at the hair follicles. Once the fur starts falling out, there's no saving it!

I got a girl coyote :)


What big teeth she has


Parting the fur


I'll spare you the gross photos, but
she ended up looking like something out of
John Carpenter's "The Thing"

1 comment:

  1. Oh my I can't wait to see how she comes out. Looking good.

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