I joined this forum JUST to ask this question: how does one preserve a turtle shell? I have an eastern box turtle (he was the pet of a friend) sitting in the freezer, he is about 8 inches in length, and I wanted to keep the shell, but I wanted the scutes and the beautiful design to stay ON the shell... So how do I go about doing that? I want it to come out looking just like this: http://www.sealifegifts.net/user_images/TURTLESHELL.jpg Now obviously that's a completely different turtle than the one I have, but same concept I understand it will be work, I just need to know how to do it. Is anyone here well-versed on turtle taxidermy?