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Snapping Turtle Shell

Discussion in 'Reptile Taxidermy' started by MrBlueOx, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. MrBlueOx

    MrBlueOx New Member

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    Hello all. I am new to trying to preserve shells. I killed a snapping turtle yesterday that was digging out the side of our pond wall causing issues. My daughter wants the shell, she would like the two halves to stay together. I have found ways to clean the shell out by cutting them apart but not how to keep them together. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. There is just a small bridge between the plastron and carapace of a snapping turtle so you should be able to access all of the inside of the shell to clean.
    Here is a shell and skull from a small common snapping turtle I cleaned.
    Kendall
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