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How to Clean Ostrich Egg Membrane

By Contributor ; Updated September 21, 2017

Egg shells from ostriches are used in many different crafts and art forms. They're painted and carved with intricate designs by craftsman and artisans from many different countries and cultures. A small hole is knocked through the bottom of shell and the contents removed in a process referred to as 'blowing out' the shell, but the membrane inside the shell remains intact. In order to use the egg for crafts and art, the membrane should be removed.

Wash the egg thoroughly with soap and water.

Submerge the egg in a bleach bath for 10 to 15 minutes.

Insert tweezers into the hole in the egg and grasp the membrane. Gently extract the membrane from the inside of the egg.

Wash the egg thoroughly with soap and water.


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