How to Preserve Turtle Shells?


To preserve a turtle shell, rub the inside and outside of the shell with a little borax. Allow it to dry outside. After the shell has dried, spray it with clear lacquer.
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1. Leave your dead turtle outside. Though this sounds counterintuitive to the preservation process, don't worry-the shell will survive. Decomposition is natural, and the process is
Allow the dead turtle to decompose by burying it in the ground or leaving it
If it is dry, you can have invertebrates eat the meat away, leaving the shell and bones. Dermestid beetles are best but you could use mealworms or several others.
1. Do your research on what kind of soft shelled turtle would most fit you. Smooth or Spiny Soft Shell turtles are much more docile than other soft shells like such as a Florida Soft
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How to Preserve Turtle Shells
Losing a beloved pet is always difficult. Turtles are unique, however, because of their shells. While the rest of the turtle decomposes, the shell remains intact. For those who don't want to say goodbye to their reptilian friends, preserving their shells... More »
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