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Identification of Seashells

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Keeping shells

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Tips | 0 comments

If for some reason you can’t display your shells, you can only put them in plastic boxes. I suggest cotton wool to put the shells in and wrap the shells with kitchen paper towels.  Don’t wrap any shiny shells with paper as it can damage them by the paper absorbing humidity. Trust me, it will damage Cypraeidae, OIividae,...

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Cleaning shells

Posted by on Mar 21, 2015 in Tips | 0 comments

I use electrical cable – it’s easy to coiled, so it can go a long way inside the shell and it won’t mark the inside of the shell as the cable isolation is plastic. I made the mistake of using a wire and it scratched and marked all the inside. When going in and out of the shell with the cable I do that under running water,it help the organic bits to...

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Live shells

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Tips | 0 comments

If you found a live shell – if small just put in a plastic container. Then poor boiling water on it. Don’t boil any shells under the heat as they will crack. Any shinning shell Cypraea, Oliva, Strombus put them in a sealed plastic container and leave it in the sun. The animal will fall into sleep and die after a short time maybe two...

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