Murex Black 10-12.5cm

Product Code: 8634
Minimum Order: 1 No.
Price: £2.40 each 
Current Stock: 150.000 No.


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Shell size: 10-12.5cm.

Description & Application:
Selected natural black murex shells sourced from the Gulf od California for crafts and interior/exterior decoration. The shells make superb miniature planters and stunning features for bathrooms and cold water aquaria.

Background: Murex is the name given to a group of medium to large sized carnivorous tropical sea snails. Many of the species are found in Indo-Pacific waters in intertidal zones among rocks.

Murex in History: The word Murex was used by ancient Greeks which makes it one of the oldest shell names still used today. The dye often called “Royal Purple” was made from the mucus of selected species of Murex. This costly dye was used for royal and ceremonial robes.

Classification: Hexaplex Nigritus
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