Black Pen Shells - 3 Pack

Product Code: 8512-3Pk
Minimum Order: 1 No.
Price: £9.99 each 
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Shell size: 12.5-15cm.

Description & Application

Stunning black shells with a black scaly or ribbed outer surface . These shells are abundant in Indo-Pacific waters and grow with with their pointed "nib" side down. The shells anchor themselves with fine silky threads or byssus to rocks and stones, and exceptionally they can grow up to 30cm in length

Use of Shells for Food Presentation.

Seashells like these blue/black elongate pen shells make for excellent presentation containers due to their bowl-like shape and the ability to clean them thoroughly on all surfaces.

Sea shells offered by On Line Shells as catering serving dishes are made naturally form the mineral Calcium Carbonate. We are not aware of any other compounds or minerals within the seashells that would preclude their use as food presentation dishes.

Seashells have a complex layered construction, making them extremely strong and light weight. In many cases seashells are stronger than ceramic plates, but be aware that chipping can occur with thinner shells, especially blue mussels and river oysters.

Whilst seashells are dishwasher safe we would suggest that hand washing may be more practical. Online Shells have been thoroughly cleaned, however, post cleaning the shells are stored under warehouse conditions and appropriate measures should be taken commensurate with established food hygiene practice before using seashells for food presentation.

Seashells are non-porous. However. there can be occasions when deterioration of the surface can cause pitting which could potentially harbor bacteria if the shells are not properly cleaned when multi-used.

Seashells can be used for cooking and presentation of hot food. Do not put seashells in the microwave.

Seashells can also handle the cold. When used as display pieces in the chill cabinet repeated cycles of washing may dull the seashells’ colour. This can be restored with a very light coating of olive oil.

Classification: Atrina vexillum Born
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