January 2024: ANY ORDERS for shells should be considered pre-orders and will be for filled in the order they are received, and become available. Under 4” and over 6” are less common on collections.
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Large Atlantic Surf clam shells from the coast of Maine.
“The Atlantic surfclam (Spisula solidissima) is the largest bivalve in the western North Atlantic, reaching a maximum length of 226 mm (commercial minimum size: 120 mm in USA and 90 mm in Canada) and longevity of 37 years in the Middle Atlantic Bight population.”
I personally use my own as soap dishes, jewelry dishes, and business card holders. They are also popular for painting, decoupage, and for baking with.
The shells are each 1-2” deep at the deepest part and are available for sale by size at their largest measurement across. They are each 3-7” the hinge to the ventral margin.
*Available inventory may vary. If you require a certain size or size range and need them by certain time, please be sure to include that in a note section of your order and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org .