Shell condition

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Shell condition

Post by Scarletfire » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:21 pm

My shipment from Naples finally arrived, and boy was the shipping expensive. I bought bigger sizes than I needed to justify the shipping. I noticed that the gold polished shell has a crack on the surface and I feel it when I run my nail over it. The tapestry looks like a part of the shell was filled in, and part of the outer at the top tip looks chipped. Are these still usable?

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Re: Shell condition

Post by Hermiesguardian » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:27 pm

I'm sure if there are any cracks Naples will replace them.
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Re: Shell condition

Post by Xenocrab » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:43 pm

Contact Naples. They will make it right. My husband's last shipment had a few broken shells and they replaced them. If you have safety concerns for the crabs, don't use them.

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Re: Shell condition

Post by wodesorel » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:12 pm

The marks on the Tapestry are from concretions that form on the shell while the snail is alive. When the shell is polished, the white calcium growths will keep filling any chips or gaps in the shell.
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Re: Shell condition

Post by Scarletfire » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:47 am

Ah okay. Thanks everyone!

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Re: Shell condition

Post by GotButterflies » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:44 pm

I also would contact Naples.
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