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??? on skunk scent glands #640883
03/20/08 10:07 AM
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I have decided that I wasted too many skunks this year. I am going to build a dispatch pole. I have to admit I'm a bit of a chicken when it comes to getting 5 feet within spraying distance. I've gotta have at least 10 feet.
My ? is , is there any way of just freezing the glands and selling them without extracting? I have to admit I'm a bit chicken when it comes to puncturing that thing.
Thanks,
Bill


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Re: ??? on skunk scent glands [Re: bglong] #640894
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im sure you can in a jar ,but essence does not freeze

Re: ??? on skunk scent glands [Re: nyfox] #640900
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Ok thanks... shoul I layer it in Sodium Benzoate?

Also, is there a market for full glands?


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Re: ??? on skunk scent glands [Re: bglong] #640901
03/20/08 10:21 AM
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PRACTICE PRACTICE!

and, go outside of town and away from your house to extract the glands. i did these at a buddys father in laws field entrance.

Re: ??? on skunk scent glands [Re: CharlesKS] #640902
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You also used your teeth. That's why you're my spiritual mentor.

Re: ??? on skunk scent glands [Re: ] #640904
03/20/08 10:24 AM
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yup. they are alot tougher than you think they are. also, theres two little tubular things along the side of them...those are just muscles..safe to cut, they aint essence pipelines!

Re: ??? on skunk scent glands [Re: bglong] #640905
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Sucking the essence out with a syringe isn't that bad. Nothing to get worried about anyhow. Theres alot more worry getting up to that point, IMO.

Think Bob Jameson has a way he/ll take the glands whole, however.

Re: ??? on skunk scent glands [Re: nyfox] #640906
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freeze without extracting?

yes you could/can ... no doubt someone will buy them ... expect less due to the fact the amount of essence to be extracted will be unknown ... also someone will have to take time to extract

you can remove the scent glands like this:








Re: ??? on skunk scent glands [Re: ] #640912
03/20/08 10:33 AM
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So the glands are above the rectum?


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Re: ??? on skunk scent glands [Re: Animals Only] #640917
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more to the SIDES...cut strait across from the middle of the rectum.

Re: ??? on skunk scent glands [Re: CharlesKS] #640922
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I cut above the rectum to allow a litte wiggle room...but I/m a novice. Someone uses a metal stationary clip to keep the anus closed, too. Thought that was a good idea and might try it. Had some leakage on a couple that I got in a hurry on. Doesn't take much pressure to force the essence out, I/ve found.

Re: ??? on skunk scent glands [Re: Calvin] #640926
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when your cutting, cut the FAT take all the fat you want..makes it a little safer.

i use a scapel.

Re: ??? on skunk scent glands [Re: CharlesKS] #640956
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Go to mother in laws to do this

Re: ??? on skunk scent glands [Re: turkeyfeathers] #641637
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Thanks Guys and gals.

huntngolf, your advice is the exception. lol.


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Re: ??? on skunk scent glands [Re: bglong] #641648
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Skinner,

In the pic, are you pinching the (what ya call it..squirter end) closed while you extract?


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Re: ??? on skunk scent glands [Re: bglong] #641712
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I cut across at the base of the tail with a sharp knife/scapel/razor and continue until I can see the top of the pods. Then work your cuts until you have exposed both of them then detach cut from the intestine.Once you have done a few its quite routine. Just try not to squeeze or put pressure on the pods when cutting. Some can really be primed full especially in late Jan and Feb.

Freezing of the pods and essence is common with some trappers. I get alot of those each year. The only problem is leakage can occur once the tissue hardens and several are placed in a jar they tend to bleed. Then they must be thoroughly thawed prior to extraction or the gland wont collapse fully.

Only use sharp needles during extraction and you will have few problems. Its a good practice to hold a piece of loose/fat tissue on the pods with a pair of needle nose pliers while inserting the syringe into the pods.Each pod is independent and each must be entered into for full essence extraction.

Re: ??? on skunk scent glands [Re: Bob Jameson] #641728
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Then once you have it in the needle then what? Store it in a glass jar or???

Re: ??? on skunk scent glands [Re: TimberTalker] #641941
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Place your essence container in a secure position like in a tomato paste can that is screwed down onto an object so as not to knock it over in the transfer process.Glass with polyseal caps is the best storage method.Metal will corrode in time. Tape seal the lid and place in a shaded cool place until use or sale. It is a good practice to mark the ounce levels on any glass bottle you are using to determine how much you have. Then you will know pretty close as to the volume for sale purposes.

Re: ??? on skunk scent glands [Re: Bob Jameson] #641986
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In a video I recently watched the guy said that cork worked well to plug the top of the jar with and the he claimed to insert the needle through the cork to empty his syringe. I haven't tried it but I guess it would prevent a person from spilling the essence.

Re: ??? on skunk scent glands [Re: TimberTalker] #642014
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Experience is your best teacher. Cork is not easy to penetrate if using a wine bottle thickness/depth. The repeated insertions will cause an odor leak and evaporation in the long term. Not to mention the dulling effect on the needle from repeated use.Skunk is very difficult to contain with anything remotely pourous.It even bleeds from good closures so I wouldnt recommend cork.

The method of transfer I suggest is as foolproof as I have found.I have worked a few thousand ounces over the last 30 some years and had my accidents now and then.Holding your transfer bottle in a secure base is highly recommended.

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