Turtles

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by DaltongangRacing1, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. DaltongangRacing1

    DaltongangRacing1 New Member

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    Looking for video on how to clean turtles? Any help would be great. Thanks
     
  2. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    Look into our library. Jeremy rich posted a nice article about it...He's from Illinois as well as I am too. What part are you from? and.... Welcome to the b.o.c.
     

  3. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    1. Put live turtle in a 55 gal. drum for 7 days, to allow it to empty it's system, it helps with the smell. Keep fresh water in the drum. Scoop out the feces with a net.

    2. Using channel locks, hold him tight by the mouth with neck stretched out. Cut off his head.

    3. Hang him upside down to bleed out for about 30 minutes.

    4. Put him on his back, cut claws and feet off.

    5. Cut skin around shell top and bottom, cut and pull skin away from shell on the front legs until skin is removed.

    6. On the soft shell belly outside edge of shell, cut through soft shell contact points and remove.

    7. Remove guts and innards.

    8. Remove front legs, may need to twist to break the joint.

    9. Cut and peel skin from back legs and neck.

    10. Remove back legs and neck, again twisting to break joints.

    11. Leave meat on bone, but try to remove as much fat as possible.

    12. Wash with cold water, repeat until clean.

    13. Freeze submerged in water.
     
  4. Big Vic

    Big Vic New Member

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    Somewhere in the library there is a post on how to clean turtles with step by step pictures
    Hope this helps:cool2: