how do i clean a 'dead' turtle shell?

Submitted by sammy on 05/18/2004 at 19:07. ( )

my friend found a turtle shell and was going to throw it out when i said no- i wanted it. lol- i just dont know how to clean it or anything. ummm- she said it still had 2 legs- and i wanna see how to clean them too!


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This response submitted by Ted Medley on 05/18/2004 at 20:58. ( )

Turn the turtle over and with a shape knife cut the bottom of the shell off, then gut it.


Dead Turtle Shell - more details?

This response submitted by Jane on 06/06/2004 at 14:14. ( )

I also have a turtle shell from a pet turtle who died and was autopsied by the vet. There is a small residue of sinew, etc. left on the backbone & shell edges that creates a smell & I can't get clean. Any suggestions for a final cleaning that won't damage the shell?

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This response submitted by Jim Haims on 06/27/2004 at 21:56. ( )

I found a large (dead) snapper. I have the shell, burried it for a week, now all of the out side pieces (scutes ?) fell off. How do I polish and glue them back on? Thankyou

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