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DMShook
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:53 pm    Post subject: Turtle Shells Reply with quote

OK, I have been wanting for awhile to get some shells and make some bags from them. I saw a couple once and want to make some...I know I'm kinda odd! Anyway, I finally got a pretty good source of the things and they are pretty good sized shells. A guy trapped them out of his stock tank and let the bugs and buzzards work them over awhile and brought me a dozen or so. Well, nature did not do a complete job and you can imagine that the smell is MOST HORRID!! So I was wondering if I boiled the shells to remove the remainder of its previous occupents, would that remove it and would it damage the shell and make it unusable? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought you being from Texas and all you would know to take the shells to a red ant den and place them there and let the ants clean them up. Make sure to take a cover such as a crate or tub and be sure to weight it down so coyotes won't get to them.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont know if you did anything with them shells yet, but I wouldnt boil em.
When boiling it could loosen the joints not to mention the color is actually like a fingernail and will peel off. If you want it white then that will work. I'd like to see the bags when you finish, I have several shells myself and wondered about the use for a bag also.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well....



some knucklehead decided that he needed them more than I did...would of liked to see the look on the person's face when they opened the box I had them stored in...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can make some nice slate turkey calls with smaller turtle shells also.

Not only do they work well, they look good also.

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