Sorry I'm not sure of the proper terminology. I went for a walk this morning and found the carapace of an eastern box turtle. It is beautiful, I picked it up and continued home. I would like to dry it out and put it in my snakes tank. So far I washed it the best I could with a toothbrush, dried it out with some paper towels and poured salt in the inside. I have it sitting in the sun on the back porch. Any suggestions to make it stink less and make it safe for the snake cage?