Description & Application: Selected natural conch shells, their fan lip and polished colours making this shell one of our most popular as the base for air plants and succulents
Background: True conch species are salt water snails which vary in size from small to very large. Most species live on warm sandy bottoms in tropical waters in Indo-Pacific Oceans, and many are economically important as food sources.
The animal inside the shell is eaten, either raw like oysters, steamed or stir fried. All parts of the conch meat are edible. However, most people only find the white meat appetising.
Conch Shells in History: In Mayan art large conches were used as paint and ink holders for scribes, as bugles and hand weapons.