A Fascinating Decorative


Turtle shells can be a fascinating decorative piece in any taxidermy/oddity collection.

If you happen to acquire one from nature, cleaning the shell for preservation is a simple mission.

Removing the animal’s carcass from the shell is a must, if found entire. Leave the shell in the elements and let the bugs do their work!

Ignoring the shell for at least a week will make the left over remains easier to remove.
Using a toothbrush and warm water, gently rub out any remaining organic matter.

Allow specimen to dry.
Once dry preserve with lacquer!

Large animal. Specimen has been professionally prepared. Shell is in good condition, with some minor damage to the vertebrae. This is a REAL shell, not a cast.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s