Saturday, August 1, 2015

African Tortoise!

I gave a copperhead snake I had to a taxidermist friend who needed one for a competition, and in return he gave me a big python and a BEAUTIFUL African tortoise that he had in his freezer. Both of them died in pet stores. 
I haven't quite decided what to do with the Python yet, but today I put the tortoise in a tub of water to begin maceration, which will likely take 6-8 weeks even in this heat. I'm going to keep checking on it and remove the shell from the water when everything detaches so I can save it from discoloration. 
Will update on this little guy later! 

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