A Fascinating Decorative

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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!

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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.
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