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Storing tanned furs long term #7691903
10/13/22 10:11 PM
10/13/22 10:11 PM
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Liaminthetree Offline OP
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I'm still pretty new to trapping, I'm only able to do it as a hobby. I'm planning to tan all my furs and eventually get into making hats, mittens, etc.

Any advice to long term storage of tanned furs? I'm planning to store in a mouse-proof bin in my basement. Are moth balls or cedar sticks worthwhile?

Thanks for any advice.

Re: Storing tanned furs long term [Re: Liaminthetree] #7697717
10/22/22 02:27 AM
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If we have more fur than we can handle, we will usually get them all fleshed out and brained, then hung to dry. Once that is done our fur actually does best just hanging up around the house. Maybe put it in a closet with a dehumidifier if you really need to. Otherwise Iíd just hang them where air can pass over them

Also, donít store in basement, itís moist in basements


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Re: Storing tanned furs long term [Re: Liaminthetree] #7714685
11/11/22 08:21 AM
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Someone told me a cedar box will keep the moths out.


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Re: Storing tanned furs long term [Re: Liaminthetree] #7715687
11/12/22 10:38 AM
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I have been using those large, compressible clothing storage bags. They have a vacuum port on them for removing air and tightly compresses the bag/ contents. I store these (with the tanned fur) in a closet, up on a shelf. I will add we don't have mice in our home! I have kept tanned fur like this for years, until I've had use for them, or enough of one type of species for a project. Gary

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