Preserving Snake Skins
I have a corn snake and it just shed for the first time
and i wanted to know how to perserve its shed?
A shed snake skin does not require any sort of chemical
preservation; it is, however, fragile. I have seen many a collection of
skins kept in an large open jar. Also sealing in a "baggie" might help avoid
We have saved shed skins at our nature centers simply by keeping them dry
and protected. There is no need for special treatment. We have flattened and
straightened them onto a board or poster board and covered with plastic to
protect them for public display.
The best way to preserve it is to lay it out to dry. It will always be
fragile, so make sure you keep it in a safe place.
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Update: June 2012