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