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Ziplock Space Bags
« on: March 24, 2020, 12:58:35 PM »
I'm going to hold-over my already stretched and dried otter and bobcat furs until next year.  I hear the best way to do that is to vacuum-seal and freeze them.  I got some of the Ziplock Space Bags that you use with a vacuum cleaner but it says right on them, "No fur" and "No leather"  Does anyone know exactly why that is? 

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Re: Ziplock Space Bags
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 09:30:03 PM »

Well I would say if it says "No Fur or Leather" I would do it.
I put some otter and bobcats in my freezer last year in nothing, just threw them in there and pulled them out a month ago and shipped them to Moyle, they all looked good.

If you have fur and can get them in a freezer bag and vacuum them, try it.  But don't use those space bags for the reason they say.
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Re: Ziplock Space Bags
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 01:27:34 AM »
I would bet they don't expect people to freeze the fur and leather in those bags. I can't see how any harm could come to it in the freezer.
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Re: Ziplock Space Bags
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 04:35:10 AM »
If they’re are properly fleshed and dried they’re completely fine without freezing them. The main concern are bugs ( and mice if they’re present ) put them in game bags like the deer quarter size and put a piece of cardboard in between the otter pelts as they’re fur in but the bobcats are fur out so no issues there’s and hang in a dry shop or garage with ventilation . I’ve done this many times and zero issues . If you freeze them then thaw them there will be moisture so you gotta reboard them
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Re: Ziplock Space Bags
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 10:30:24 AM »
I guess I will disagree. If you hold dried furs over without freezing you are asking for problems. Maybe you get by but if in the freezer they are 100% safe. I don't think you need the plastic bags if in the freezer but you need them in something and I see nothing wrong with those bags.
I think the reason they do not recommend them is if you put a fur garment in them there could be a possibility of mold. my guess.
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Re: Ziplock Space Bags
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 05:58:24 PM »
I'm going to hold-over my already stretched and dried otter and bobcat furs until next year.  I hear the best way to do that is to vacuum-seal and freeze them.  I got some of the Ziplock Space Bags that you use with a vacuum cleaner but it says right on them, "No fur" and "No leather"  Does anyone know exactly why that is?

Are you holding them over in hopes of better prices? If so I strongly encourage putting them in the freezer. The only concern would be staleness.

If they go stale they typically will be downgraded. I know otter are down compared to years past but they had a $30 average at WSTA fur sale.

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Re: Ziplock Space Bags
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2020, 08:55:38 PM »
I’ve held fur for a season and had zero issues as long as you take the precautions

 


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