Need help with algae

Submitted by Dave on 07/28/2004 at 23:01. ( ) adsl-69-208-139-251.dsl.ipltin.ameritech.net

How can I get algae off of a turtle that is covered with it? I tried a toothbrush with warm soapy water, but it didn't do much good. I'm a little nervous about using chemicals so any input would be appreciated.

Thanks

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How about

This response submitted by wetnwild on 07/29/2004 at 07:40. ( ) h00e018676c26.ne.client2.attbi.com

A wire brush on a grinder or dremel tool, if we are talking about the shell only. Works great.


It's the whole turtle

This response submitted by Dave on 07/29/2004 at 22:11. ( ) adsl-69-208-139-251.dsl.ipltin.ameritech.net

The shell and the skin.


Pickle it

This response submitted by wetnwild on 07/30/2004 at 07:11. ( ) h00e018676c26.ne.client2.attbi.com

If it is for a mount, pickle and tan the skin. then gently rub the algae off the skin with a soft bristle brass brush similiar to the kind you use for scuffing up a mannequin prior to applying hide paste!1


Thanks

This response submitted by Dave on 07/30/2004 at 08:29. ( ) 69.208.139.251

The turtle is already mounted. I will try the brush and see what happens anyway. Algae is some tough stuff! Thank you for your prompt response.

Dave


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