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Offline trail walker

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buggy fox fur?
« on: January 18, 2018, 07:23:11 pm »
so i just got a hold of a nice frozen red fox from a friend and it has some bugs on it. what would the native Americans to get them off? I do not want to use chemicals if at all possible. do i just smudge it over a low heat fire or something?

Offline Zuma

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Re: buggy fox fur?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2018, 09:46:00 pm »
Well if the fur or animal is frozen I guess the bugs are dead
and pose no threat to you. Comb or brush them off.
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Offline Pat B

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Re: buggy fox fur?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 04:59:30 am »
Wash it with Dawn dish soap. The soap will break the water tension and the bugs will drown. Bugs breath through their skin. Any soap will work, maybe even soap weed.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline trail walker

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Re: buggy fox fur?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2018, 05:42:37 am »
how about yucca? i have some of that.

Offline Pat B

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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2018, 06:42:54 am »
If it suds up and is used for washing then yes.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: buggy fox fur?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2018, 09:03:10 am »
Aren't yucca and soap weed (root) the same? Might try to dust it with borax, then comb it out.
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