How To Tan a Snakeskin

Tanning a snakeskin is a very simple process.
Follow these easy steps and you will soon be finished.
  1. Skin out the snake and make sure that all the meat and fat are removed from the flesh side of the skin.
  2. Mix a solution of equal parts pure glycerin and rubbing alcohol in a sealable container. Make enough to fully submerge the skin.
  3. Loosely roll the snakeskin, put it into the solution, and seal the container.
  4. Let the snakeskin sit for 2-3 days stirring once a day. Make sure that the skin is fully submerged.
  5. Remove the skin from the container and rinse with water.
  6. Use a dull knife and scrape the flesh side to remove any loose membrane. This will give the flesh side a nice clean look when you are finished.
  7. Spread a light coat of the pure glycerin on the flesh side and let it hang dry for 24 hours.
  8. Use a damp cloth to wipe any excess residue off the skin and you're all done.
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