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Having a shell of a time identifying these!
03-25-2010, 10:53 AM,
#1
Having a shell of a time identifying these!
Sorry for the pun! <img src="images/smiley/smile.gif" alt="" border="0" />..I am very new to seashells and I don't know where to start.This afternoon I found these in a local shop and as I collect everything from rocks to feathers I was thinking these would be another great thing to add to the shelves.Unfortunately living smack in the middle of the Canadian prairie I don't get to see or find many great shells like I have seen on this forum.So I was wondering if you kind people could give me a start..thanks so much n advance..<img src="images/smiley/smile.gif" alt="" border="0" />
lisa
(I have included a front and back photo of each)
<a href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/a.JPG" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/a.JPG">http://www.mts.net/~kashka/a.JPG</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/a2.JPG" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/a2.JPG">http://www.mts.net/~kashka/a2.JPG</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/b.JPG" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/b.JPG">http://www.mts.net/~kashka/b.JPG</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/b2.JPG" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/b2.JPG">http://www.mts.net/~kashka/b2.JPG</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/c.JPG" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/c.JPG">http://www.mts.net/~kashka/c.JPG</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/c2.JPG" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/c2.JPG">http://www.mts.net/~kashka/c2.JPG</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/d.JPG" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/d.JPG">http://www.mts.net/~kashka/d.JPG</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/d2.JPG" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/d2.JPG">http://www.mts.net/~kashka/d2.JPG</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/e.JPG" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/e.JPG">http://www.mts.net/~kashka/e.JPG</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/e2.JPG" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/e2.JPG">http://www.mts.net/~kashka/e2.JPG</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/f.JPG" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/f.JPG">http://www.mts.net/~kashka/f.JPG</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/f2.JPG" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/f2.JPG">http://www.mts.net/~kashka/f2.JPG</a><!-- m --></a>
<a href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/f3.JPG" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.mts.net/~kashka/f3.JPG">http://www.mts.net/~kashka/f3.JPG</a><!-- m --></a>
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03-25-2010, 12:09 PM,
#2
Having a shell of a time identifying these!
Hi!  Welcome to the site!

1-2  Murex cichoreum, Endive Murex, Western Pacific
3-4  Murex nigritus, Black Murex, West Central America
5-6  Murex erythrostomus, Pink-Mouth Murex, West Central America
7-8  Murex torrefactus, Firebrand Murex, Western Pacific
9-10  Babylonia japonica, Japanese Babylon Whelk, Western Pacific
11-13  Murex trapa, Rare-spined Murex, Western Pacific

If you would like some additional shells, email me for details.
<!-- e --><a href="mailtoTongueaulCyp@cox.net">PaulCyp@cox.net</a><!-- e -->  <span class="petit">--Last edited by Paul Monfils on 2010-03-25 03:11:29 --</span>
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03-25-2010, 12:46 PM,
#3
Having a shell of a time identifying these!
Wow..thanks so much for the ids,Paul! I was thinking a couple may be of the Murex type from what I have seen on the net but there is such a variety of them I don't think I could identify them properly..I'm glad to be able to put a name to them so now I will be able to research and read up on them.And thankyou for the kind offer..I may take you up on that someday..cause I think this could become addicting..<img src="images/smiley/smile.gif" alt="" border="0" />..Thanks so much again and have wonderful evening!
lisa
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