Art & Craft Pack - Cats Eyes

Product Code: 8718-P8
Minimum Order: 1 No.
Price: £3.40 each 
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Pack Contents: 50g

Shell Size: Approx 15-20mm

Shell Count: Pack is likely to contain between 15 to 20 eyes.

Description:
These fascinating "eyes" are not shells in the strictest sense but are better described as the bulkhead door used to close the opening in a limited number of Turban shells.

Just like the UK whelk, many gastropods produce a leathery foot or operculum which prevents the creature from drying out at low tides. However, the turban shell takes this to an extreme, secreting an pearl-like cabochon shaped eye which has been prized throughout history for personal adornment and decoration.

Also commonly referred to as Shiva's Eyes these white shells have a pale green undertone with a number having further red/brown markings.

Designation: Turbo Goldmouth (Turbo Chrysostomus ), Tapestry Turban (Turbo Petholatus )
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