White spots on shell

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White spots on shell

Post by Pebbles » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:23 pm

I boiled my shells to clean them and some of them had white spots. They werent there before. Can anyone tell me what they are??Image


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Re: White spots on shell

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:42 pm

Did you boil in saltwater or fresh water? It might just be spots from being boiled, I’m not 100% sure though. I know I’ve boiled some of mine in saltwater and it made them dull and hazy. I use freshwater to boil and then dip in saltwater now.


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Re: White spots on shell

Post by Pebbles » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:44 pm

RiNiKy506 wrote:Did you boil in saltwater or fresh water? It might just be spots from being boiled, I’m not 100% sure though. I know I’ve boiled some of mine in saltwater and it made them dull and hazy. I use freshwater to boil and then dip in saltwater now.
I boiled them in freshwater. I cant scrub them off or anything.


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Re: White spots on shell

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:06 pm

Pebbles wrote:
I boiled them in freshwater. I cant scrub them off or anything.


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I think it’s just heat spots from being boiled. As long as it didn’t cause an actual hole in the shell, it’s ok. Probably just from the heat causing some discoloration.


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Re: White spots on shell

Post by Pebbles » Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:08 pm

Oh ok. I thought it actually had varnish or something and it was peeling off. Haha. I just ahd to make sure before i toss them out. Thanks


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