I was reading through the other placenta encapsulation threads and saw that some people have success drying the placenta in the oven at 200 degrees overnight and then pulverizing in a bag with a rock. I am not trying to encapsulate it, just dry it out so that I can transport it across the country (we're moving) and plant it in our new home.
So I thawed the placenta during the day and put it in the oven overnight (almost 12 hours) at 200 degrees. This morning it appear to be a charred blob. I scooped it out and put it in a bag to crush it, but the inside is still pinkish and sort of rubbery. It doesn't crush and it has a slight odor. I am wondering if this will now mold... if it's not completely dry. Should I stick the smashed/crushed remains into the oven for more drying? If so, a lower temp maybe? How long? Thanks!!