Melon Shell - Medium 10-12.5cm

Product Code: 8577
Minimum Order: 1 No.
Price: £2.60 each 
Current Stock: 76.000 No.


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Shell size: 10-12.5cm. (4-5 Inch)

Description & Application:
This is one of the smallest melon shells we sell, for bigger melons - type melon into the Search box on the top right of this page.

This light-orange / cream and occasionally striped shell forms the basis for a range of crafts and can be used as a small planter

Melon shells thrive in relatively shallow waters and prefer to inhabit muddy bottoms often around mangrove swamps. Their worldwide distribution is quite limited, however, the shells are collected as a food source by subsistence fishing communities from Burma to the Philippines.

The larger shells can often be seen in rural markets in the Philippines where they are used to measure out rusks and grain, whilst off-shore, the shells are referred to as bailers, due to their capacity to store water and their use to bail out boats.

Designation: Melo Melo Lightfoot
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