Flat skin storage - rolled or folded?

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  1. Hammergun

    Hammergun AH Member

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    I just received my crate from last year's hunt in SA. I had some skins done, felt backing and sewn leather edges. Kudu, wildebeest , gemsbuck and others. They are folded now the way they were shipped. We are building a new home and I need to store these skins for 4 months or more. Should I remove them and roll them or just leave them folded? Let me know what you think. Thanks.
     

  2. gizmo

    gizmo AH ENABLER SPONSOR Since 2015 AH Ambassador

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    I would roll them, it will help from developing fold lines. Even if you dont, the fold lines will come out over time.
     

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    Have always rolled mine!
     
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  4. The Artistry of Wildlife

    The Artistry of Wildlife SPONSOR Since 2014 AH Elite

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    Roll then SKIN out then when unrolled with lay flatter
     
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  5. Ridgewalker

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    I have some rolled, blue wildebeest, Nyala, impala, etc, and occasionally open them when company comes to show them. If it were long term, I’d probably wrap them in Saran Wrap with moth balls and desiccant.
     
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  6. Hammergun

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    Roll it is. Thanks guys.
     
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    I'd be wary of mothballs and dessicant. The chemical reaction might damage the skins. Also, saran wrap. I suggest an old sheet so they can breathe.
     
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