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Sea Washed - Oyster Shells

Minimum Order: 8 Kg
Sold In Multiples of: 8 Kg
Product Code: 8946C

Price shown per kg

Shell size: Generally between 5-7.5cm in length.
The number of shells can vary but as a working guide 1kg is likely to contain approximately 40 to 50 shell pieces.

Description and Application:
Sea washed and dried natural oyster shells for crafts and interior/exterior decoration. The shells as supplied will contain both cups and flats but not as matched pairs.
These shells are the Pacific (Japanese) Oyster which has been introduced throughout Europe for aqua-cultivation.

Our clients have used these shells as a natural pH buffer in ponds, however, we would recommend to further thoroughly clean the shells prior to introduction.

Source: Oysters are one of the most widely farmed shellfish in the world - our shells are recycled from established food sources.

Background: Oysters are bivalve molluscs which live by filtering plankton in marine and brackish waters. Many varieties of oyster are prized foods being rich in zinc and other minerals.

Oysters in History: Whitstable in Kent has been noted for its Oyster beds since Roman Times. Not only did the Romans eat the meat but the shells were burnt to form a very effective cement.

As our additional image shows, in the 19th Century oysters were seen as an inexpensive food by the working classes.
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