Tracking crocodile skin defects - from farm to product.

Summary

Skin defects caused by bacteria and physical contact with the environment are well known to the industry, but the cause of other defects (eg wrinkling. double scaling) are not known, and potentially affect the value of the skin. The latter may not appear on the raw skin, but manifest themselves after the tanning process. This study aims to track crocodile skins from the live animal through the tanning process, and to examine the possible relationships between the raising environment and the nature and extent of common defects.

Program

New and Emerging Animal Industries

Research Organisation

Wildlife Management International Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

This study aims to track crocodile skins from the live animal through the tanning process, and to examine the possible relationships between the raising environment and the nature and extent of common defects.

Project Code

PRJ-000323

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Friday, December 21, 2007

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NAP-Enhance industry success through targeted industry-specific RD&E

Contact

Related publications

24.03.11

Tracking Crocodile Skin Defects: From farm to product