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Discussion in 'Turtle Talk' started by ThaWstSide, Oct 7, 2008.
How can I rid of the smell from the shell after it is completely clean?
just take the pleasure and release it youll feel great. thanks Sam Davis
Jim,I would scrub it with a 50-50 mix of bleach and water,rinse well and let it sit in direct sunlight for a few days,Sunlight is the best disinfectant known.
Stir up a fireant bed and throw that joker on top of it. The ants will pick it clean of anything that will rot.
Febreze is a product that comes in spray cans and it will remove the smell of cat urine from carpet. Ain't nothing worse than the smell of old cat urine! oooh:
So it should do the job on turtle shells!
You should be able to buy it at Wal-Mart.
I agree with Ray. The smell is probably coming from decaying meat in
the hard to get places on the shell. Ants will probably clean it up. I know
they will clean a fish head or deer skull.
lol. but your signature says c.p.r. believer, ??????:confused2:
anyhows while your killing the reptiles try this. after you scrape any remaining meat from the inside take hot water and mix with a 1/2 cup of oxy clean and pour into the inside. take a spoon and scrape the meat away. then pour out and rinse. then take a fresh batch and re doo with a wire brush. little ones like sold in gun cleaning kits. clean the bones till there free of blood and tissue. soak in a solution of water and 1 cup of peroxide for 4-5 hrs. buff inside with wire brush again. let the shell fully dry for a couple weeks inside of a closed building like garage shed. at normal temps. not cold temps.
then apply a few coats of polyurathene to the inside and out. this will preserve it for a long time.
I asked a while back for a Q and A area for animal preservation. never unfolded.:sad2: