How can I preserve snake skin?
I'v been out camping all weekend and stumbled across a badly injured adder on the road that some @*:~! head ran over and naturally, put it out of its misery. Such a shame that such a beautiful thing had to be in agony and eventually killed. I made use of it by...skinning it and bunging it in the frying pan to find that there was little but a few strings of meat on it. Anywho, I'd like to preserve the skin that I took off. Iv stuck it in some olive oil for the time being in the hopes that it will stop it from rotting for a bit till I figure out how to preserve it permanently.
Whats a good recipe to preserve it, whilst making it soft and supple at the same time? Afterall, I don't want some crispy thing.
I'v heard of a few concoctions over the internet to use on snakeskin, such as alum, salt and neatsfoot oil, as well as pure glycerol and denatured alcohol...whatever that is.
Which is the best to use? Are there better ways to do it? I need some fairly urgent response before the skin goes to spoil.
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