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I have a turtle shell that i cooked and then let dry for a few weeks in my house. I just removed the remaining cartilage best that I can and am wondering if it is still a good idea to put it in the bucket with borax, salt and backing soda? What does that acheive? And then the vinegar. Can you please advise?
How do i preserve my turtle that has died?
You can boil it but the scutes (scales) will come off. Use a solution of one part bleach to 3 parts water and spray inside and use a old toothbrush to clean inside and outside. Be careful of the top as if the shell is very old the scales are brittle and may not stay on. After the turtle dies it loses the blood supply to the shell and it will dry out. You may want to rub it down with vaseoline and use an old tee shirt to shine it up.
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