Bates' Taxidermy And Supplies

 
. Bates'Taxidermy and Supplies are the only Authorized distributor within Australia for Knoblochs.

 

CHEMICALS In red are in stock and ready to post.

1. ANTLER IN VELVET TAN
Antler in Velvet Tan is a fast acting permanent tanning solution specifically designed to set and tan velvet on antlers. It will not wash out.

2. ANTLER STAIN #1
Antler Stain #1 is a stain that builds up gradually. It will give a natural reddish-brown color and will not fade. Alcohol base, can be thinned with water.

2. ANTLER STAIN #2
Same as ANTLER STAIN #1 but chocolate brown color.

4. ALUMINUM SULFATE (TANNER'S GRADE)
Aluminum Sulfate is recommended to be used only as a light pickling for skins or as a partial tanning agent. This product is not recommended for full tanning because of the sulfuric acid that is left in the skin prior to its use and because of the lack of stretch. A small amount, however, can be used in the salt brine to help set the hair and make the skin easier to shave.

5. SKIN PREP NB- (BASF PRODUCT)
Basacryl NB-KU is safe to use, biodegradable, odorless and colorless. Highly recommended for problems which are associated with hair slippage. Use only 1/8 oz. per gallon of solution.

6. BASCAL S (BASF PRODUCT)
Bascal S is a pickle axillary that is used with formic acid, vinegar or by itself. It has a hair setting effect and degrades or breaks down non-tannable protein, which makes for softer, stretchier leather.

7. BIRD FEET INJECTION FLUID
Bird Feed Injection Fluid is a preservative for injection into bird feet, wings, feet of small game, and antlers velvet to reduce shrinkage. Safe to use without offensive odors.

8. BLOOD X
Blood X is a selective set of enzymes for use in removing blood from the skin and hair. Will not cause hair slippage like other enzyme cleaners. In powder form. Can be used in solution or as a paste.

9. CITRIC ACID
Citric Acid is an organic acid which can be used for the pickling process of tanning. It has good hair setting effect and helps breakdown the non-tan proteins in the skin, resulting in a better tan and softer skin.

10. CORN COB DUST
Corn Cob Dust is a fine grade corn cob dust used for drumming and cleaning furs and hair-on skins. Has polishing effect on hair, does not cling to fur, and leaves no color. Available in 10 lb and 50 lb increments.

11. DEODORIZER WASH
Deodorizer Wash is a concentrated wash that removes and masks unpleasant odors in skins such as bear, antelope, domestic sheep, fox, coyotes, goats, etc.

12. ENZOL B
Enzol B can easily be called a wonder drug for taxidermy tanning. It helps rehydrate raw skins (especially dried African skins), degreases and removes blood from skin and hair, cleans hair and breaks down non-tannable proteins. Tanned skins rehydrate in less than half the time and ear cartilage is easier to remove. It also removes natural animal odors.

13. FERRET ODOR KLEEN
Ferret Odor Kleen instantly neutralizes ferret, mink, and otter odors. Non-toxic

14. FINISHING DEODORIZER
Finishing Deodorizer is used for deodorizing tanned skins or finished mounts and rugs. It is a concentrate that is used full strength.

15. FISH ODOR KLEEN
Fish Odor Kleen is safe and easy to use. Can be used on pets. It instantly neutralizes fish odors. Use on workbench, hands, or fish freshly mounted. Non-toxic.

16. FUR BLEACHING SOAK XL
Fur Bleaching Soak XL a complete way of bleaching Dall Sheep, goats etc. Most effective when used at pickling stage and prior to tanning.

17. FUR BLEACH XL
Fur Bleach XL is used for bleaching Dall Sheep, Mountain Goats, Domestic Sheep, etc. and/or highlighting the white hair around the eyes, muzzle, inner ear and bib on Whitetail, Mule Deer, Antelope, etc. Fur Bleach XL will not damage the hair.

18. HAIR OFF SYSTEM
Part A - HAIR OFF is used to remove hair more evenly, is less damaging to the skin structure, and has less odor than old conventional methods.
Part B - After all hair is removed, proceed to the deliming process. Delimer is an agent that has a mellow effect on leather, does not swell, and removes residual lime. Delimer is used after the hair is removed and prior to the pickling bath. If Liqua-Tan is to be used, no further pickling is required. A 2 lb kit will dehair approximately 2 deer back-skins. Available in 2 1b., 5 1b. and larger sizes upon request.

 

19. HAIR SHEEN
Hair Sheen gives hair and fur a clean shine. Can be applied directly to the hair or mixed with sawdust in the fur drum. Will also remove grease and grime from hair, giving it a clean smell. Works well on horns.

20. HUNTER KLEEN
Hunter Kleen instantly neutralizes human odors to reduce scent detection. Non-toxic.

21. KEMAL-4
Kemal-4 is a relaxer, skin-prep, detergent degreaser and cleaner all in one. Concentrated and safe to use, it can be used in all soak solutions. Prepares the skin to accept tanning. Relaxes the skin for easier shaving. Softens such skins as African and grease burned skins. Will not cause hair slippage like ordinary soaps because of its low pH. Is about ten times stronger than most dish detergents.

22. KEMSOL DEGREASER
Kemsol Degreaser acts as a solvent. Mixes with up to 20 parts water. No odor and safe to use. Can be used over again. Works well on mammals, birds, and fish. Can be used in conjunction with Kemal-4. Compatible with tanning agents.

23. LIQUA CURE
Liqua Cure is for fish and birds. It preserves (tans), degreases, cleans and removes odors. Liqua Cure also reduces shrinkage. This is a concentrate that is mixed one part Liqua Cure to ten parts water. This product can be reused.

24. LIQUA SOFT
Liqua Soft is a special tanning oil designed to be used with Liqua Tan when skins are to be used as flat skins or rugs. Helps produce a soft, supple skin and has special softening agents.

25. LIQUA TAN
Liqua Tan is a complete and permanent tan. It is fast drying and compatible with all hide pastes. It has excellent stretch and sets hair with no oily mess. It reduces shrinkage to almost zero. It is used by many of the leading taxidermists because of its ease of use. The skin can be mounted the same day or dried and handled as a tanned skin.

26. LUTAN F (BASF PRODUCT)
Lutan F is a mineral tanning agent that can be used by itself or in conjunction with Liqua Tan. It works like Alum but gives more stretch and has a lower acid content, which adds to the life of the skin.

27. MOISTURE METER
Moisture Meter is an electronic device used for measuring moisture content in tanned skins before oiling.

28. NEUTRALEX-AL
Neutralex-AL is a neutralizing agent or basifying agent with complexing agents. It will not over neutralize unless extreme amounts are used. It gives softer leather with more stretch, better fixation of mineral tanning agents, and a more even and complete take-up of tanning agents. Recommended use is after pickle bath and/or complete take-up of tanning bath. Available in 5 lb increments and larger sizes upon request.

29. PARA-TAN
PARA-TAN is a very unique tan designed specifically for taxidermy tanning but can also be used for dressing. PARA-TAN is a complex of polymerized aluminum salts that eliminates all the problems associated with alum tanned skins such as short shelf life, lack of stretch, poor fixations and lack of flexibility. It will not hydrolyze or cause deterioration, gives excellent stretch, will not wash out, has good hair setting ability, and won't yellow. PARA-TAN is an excellent cost effective alternative to Lutan F or Alum and other submersible tans.

30. PARA-SOFT
Para-Soft is a tanning oil specifically designed in conjunction with PARA-TAN. Can also be used with other tanning agents. Para-Soft produces very soft white leather, and will not wash out. (A white oil.)

31. PH METER
PH Meter is another accurate measuring device for reading pH levels. Must be calibrated periodically.

32. PH PAPER
PH Paper is used for reading pH levels of pickles, tans and neutralizing baths.

33. PH STICKS
PH Sticks provides a more accurate measure for reading pH levels.

34. PICKLE OIL
Pickle Oil pre-oils skins in the salt, pickle, and/or tanning solution. It oils not only from the flesh side of the skin but also from the epidermis side, which helps make a more supple and softer leather. It also helps to reduce shrinkage. Compatible with all types of pickling and tanning solutions.

35. PLANT LIFE PRESERVATIVE
Plant Life Preservative is a ready-to-use product that will enhance the landscape of any habitat mount. This great product offers you an efficient and economical alternative over artificial foliage. Plant Life Preservative will preserve grasses, trees, shrubs, and some flowers. Since it’s drawn systemically, all plants must still be in the active part of their growing phase. Plant Life Preservative is available in the following colors: Light Green, Dark Green, Yellow, Red, Autumn Red (new), Sage Blue, Fall Orange, Custom Brown, and Clear.

36. PRE TAN #110
PRE TAN #110 is used in the salt brine solution to help set hair, retard bacteria growth, and pre-tan the skin. This product helps make shaving easier and produces better and softer leather. It does not require neutralizing and will not reduce stretch.

37. PROTEX MOUNT CARE
Protex Mount Care is used for protection of hair, fur and feathers from damage. Safe and easy to use. Won't wash out. This product is used for new mounts or existing mounts. Protex Mount Care is wiped into the hair or added to the sawdust in the fur drum. This product is not water soluble.

38. PROTEX PRE SOAK
Protex Pre Soak is a water soluble compound for protection of hair, fur, and feathers from damage. It also cleans and conditions hair. This product is used in the last rinse of the tanning process and in the rehydration bath prior to mounting. Concentrated. Use 1oz. per gallon of water.

39. RELAX R
Relax R is an oil based skin relaxer that can be used in the rehydrating solution, or can be cut with water and applied directly to the skin.

40. REPTILE TAN
Reptile Tan is used for tanning snakes and other reptiles, leaving them soft and pliable. Easy to use.

41. SAFETY PICKLE
Used for pickling skins before tanning. After re-hydration, rinse skins and drain well. Place them in a solution of 1/2 oz. of Safety Pickle and 1lb of salt per each gallon of water. Comes with complete instructions.

42. SKUNK KLEEN
Skunk Kleen instantly neutralizes offensive skunk odor. Non-toxic.

43. SMOKE KLEEN
Smoke Kleen instantly neutralizes smoke odor in mounts that have been smoke damaged. Non-toxic.

44. SODIUM BICARBONATE (BAKING SODA)
A very penetrating neutralizing agent used to basify (adjust) Para-Tan or Lutan F. Instructions Included.

45. SODIUM CARBONATE (SODA ASH)
A strong neutralizing agent used to basify (adjust) strong pickles or tans and should be used in combination with Sodium Bicarbonate. Instructions Included.

46. SODIUM FORMATE
Sodium Formate is a mild neutralizing agent. It can also be used as a masking agent for Para-Tan or Lutan F, allowing more even penetration. Instructions included.

47. SOFT FINISH
Soft Finish will soften leather considerably whether old or newly tanned. It contains no water and leaves no oily feel. It is brushed on and/or used in the fur drum. It helps soften hard spots.

48. STOP SLIP
Stop Slip will permanently set hair that is loose or starting to slip. Also works excellently for setting the velvet on horns. Spray from an atomizer or sponge on.

49. SUPER SOLVE DEGREASER
Super Solve Degreaser is a concentrated water-soluble solvent degreaser. Recommended for especially greasy game, bird, and fish skins. Can be used in the pickle and tanning baths.

50. TANNER'S SALT
Tanner's Salt is the highest grade salt available. Non-iodized salt used to salt raw skins. Eliminates mineral stains on hair and skin associated with low grade salts.

51. TANNER'S SAWDUST
Tanner's Sawdust is a hardwood sawdust used for drumming and cleaning furs and hair-on skins such as deer, antelope, and African skins. Oak sawdust, 40 to 80 mesh. Available in 50 lb bags.

52. TANNER'S WOOD FLOUR
Tanner's Wood Flour is a fine wood flour for drumming and cleaning furs and hair-on skins with long hair, such as mountain goat, buffalo, and bear, where sawdust will cling to underhair. Oak wood flour, 100 mesh. Available in 50 lb bags.

53. TANNING OIL #1
Tanning Oil #1 is a bisulfate concentrate, non-oxidizing tanning oil for medium to heavy skins. Highly softening. This product is recommended when tanning with Para-Tan, Alum or Lutan F.

54. TANNING OIL #2
Tanning Oil #2 is a bisulfate, non-oxidizing tanning oil for light to medium skins. Not a watered down oil. Highly softening. Is recommended when tanning with Para-Tan, Alum or Lutan F.

55. URINE KLEEN
Urine Kleen instantly neutralizes urine odors. Works excellently on bears, fox, etc. Can be used on pets, carpets and furniture. Non-toxic.

56. WASHING OIL
Washing Oil preps the skin for tanning, degreases and oils at the same time, relaxes, cleans, washes out salt residue, and helps to make softer leather. This product also makes shaving the skin easier. Can also be used in the fur drum.