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How to get the smell out of a turtle shell

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Brian, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    I have a huge red eared slider that was nature cleaned.i soaked it borax,dawn and a small amount of bleach and water.its been outside in the sun for a few weeks now but still smells like death. Do you think.i should soak in.baking soda or acetone
    And how long? Thanks

    O soaked
  2. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    If you used chlorine bleach that will attack the bone itself and ruin it over time. Hopefully you meant peroxide. If you mean "nature cleaned" as in you found it rotting outside somewhere, try soaking it in straight ammonia for a week. Then soak it for a day in straight peroxide. That will also eat out a lot of stuck bits of tissue that are in and around the spine. Doing this might also lighten the scute plates that are on the outside of the shell but it will sanitize it and the stink should be pretty much gone after it is completely dry.

  3. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    Thanks seawolf