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    Default Type of SALT for capes

    Should NON-iodized salt be used or is iodized as good?

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    Non iodized.

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    Does Not Matter

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    Default It does matter

    I have been told NOT to use iodized salt, but I cannot remember why (dummy).

    Iodine caused a lot of ulcers in Africa a few years ago, the government decreed that no salt be produced without iodine having been added, in an effort to improve the health of their citizens. It played merry hell with capes for quite a while.

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    I use non-iodized salt for all my capes and hides, but on occassion, I've had customers bring in hides that they used iodized salt on, and I could tell no difference in the finished, tanned hides. One place where I wouldn't use it would be on white haired hides such as dall sheep and mtn goats.
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    What I have been told is that you may get a reddish ting to light colored hides due to the Iodine in the salt. I use non-iodine or TTC.

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    We use canning/pickling salt (plain salt) and have never had any taxidermists complain or had any hair slippage.

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    Thanks guys, I remember the Kodiak Bear I shot in the 70's. I used iodized salt. When the rug was made, it came back 8" short. The taxi blamed the salt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland on the River View Post
    Should NON-iodized salt be used or is iodized as good?

    Try the salty kind!

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    Default iodized or not

    get the finest salt you can ultra fine table salt works fine....dont' use rock salt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland on the River View Post
    Should NON-iodized salt be used or is iodized as good?
    Go with Non-Iodized. If the bag/box does not say Iodized you are good.

    Hope this helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland on the River View Post
    Should NON-iodized salt be used or is iodized as good?
    Make sure the hide is completely fleshed out before applying that salt.

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