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    plucking cold possums

    Anyone out there got any easy ways of plucking cold possums or do I need to get my hands on a plucker?

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    Duck plucker. Bit of trial and error with setting up a catch basket though.
    Overkill is still dead.

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    plucking cold possums

    You need a plucker. It is also possible to chemically ‘slip’ the hair, obviously you’d need to skin them though.

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    i would stay away from the chemical method used to work in a fellmongery stacking the painted skins on trolleys almost instant burn/bleed with splash contact on skin and get it in your eye automatic trip to hospital for even a minor splash.

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    Best way Iv seen is to put the possum on its back and one foot on its tail, grab its head with the one hand and stretch it out, with the other hand poke a finger up its bum (bout half way) This will cause the skin to relax for long enough to pluck em easily.
    wont work on really old possums, but overnight usually helps.
    Once fingered you don't have much time so be quick.
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    Skin it and cover flesh side with slacked lime - leave over night and it slips off - best way of getting ALL that fur off - but a bit messy
    Prob misspelled slacked ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40mm View Post
    Best way Iv seen is to put the possum on its back and one foot on its tail, grab its head with the one hand and stretch it out, with the other hand poke a finger up its bum (bout half way) This will cause the skin to relax for long enough to pluck em easily.
    wont work on really old possums, but overnight usually helps.
    Once fingered you don't have much time so be quick.
    I don't wanna know how you came to work that out
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
    I don't wanna know how you came to work that out
    Might not have been a finger the first time

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    Well that went south so quickly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Well that went south so quickly
    Yep, not pointing the finger at anyone btw.
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    Yikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
    I don't wanna know how you came to work that out
    trial and error.....
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    Use enough gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40mm View Post
    trial and error.....
    Did you try it on live ones first?
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    Overkill is still dead.

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    Thanks for the replies!Sounds like a plucker is the only way to go.Have looked around and they aren't cheap so may have to look at doing a home made one.Any advice on that?

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    fuk im not going camping with him
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