Removing a turtle's shell

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Removing a turtle's shell

Post by amolvaidya06 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:04 pm

Is it possible to remove a turtle's shell without killing it?

Note: I'm not planning on doing this, just something me and my friend were discussing.

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Post by Skeletor Rinpoche » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:24 pm

Look at the shell as part of a turtle's skeletal system. Its backbone is fused into the shell so, no you cannot take off a shell without killing it.
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Post by dipjyoti » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:56 am

Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines (all living turtles belong to the crown group Chelonia), most of whose body is shielded by a special bony or cartilagenous shell developed from their ribs. It is not possible to take off the shell without killing it.

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Post by MrMistery » Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:55 pm

Only in cartoons.... :lol:
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