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Turtle Shell

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Westcoast, Nov 24, 2022.

  1. Westcoast

    Westcoast Well-Known Member

    I received a request to preserve a turtle shell. Is this a possible thing? Can I boil and blast it? Any help or thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, Kurt.
  2. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    No. The pressure washer will strip the outer shell plates (scutes) right off. Depends on what type of shell it is. Boil water in a kettle and pour on areas of flesh and scrape off. Repeat. You can simmer some shells clean if you are very careful but they will come apart very easily.