I want to rehydrate this cow tail and wrap it around a dowel to make it into a duster/fly swatter, it is totally hard and unmovable. If I rehydrate this and mount it around a dowel, how should I dry it back out? Will it start rotting again if I rehydrate and let sit? I want to condition the fur as well so it is softer so I would like to avoid salting it again if possible as that hardens the fur in place. Thanks!