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Cleaned Turbo Shell Operculum
Price: $4.00
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Made in SOUTH AFRICA Item #: 1216-10 (L30) -

The turbo shell operculum comes from the Turbo imperialis sea snail. The operculum is a corneous or calcareous structure like a trapdoor which is used to close the aperture of the shell when the soft parts of the snail are retracted. Opercula may be ground up and used to make incense and perfumes or as an organic "gemstone" in rings, bracelets, amulets, and other decorative ornaments.The opercula measure 1.5" to 2" long and weigh between 21 to 36 grams (0.7 to 1.2 oz.).

Dyed Copper Polished Turbo Imperialis
Price: $14.50-$21.00
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Product of MADAGASCAR Item #: 1143-P-CP-xxx -

These are highly polished turbo imperialis shells to show the beautiful natural pearl layer. They have been dyed to show a very beautiful golden brown color. Commonly known as alikrekel, periwinkel, and maggi pie. They weigh between 0.16 to 0.36 pounds each. Order Code Size Length measured from the opening across the shell length-wise 1143-P-CP-S Small 2.5-3.5" 1143-P-CP-M Medium 3.5-4.5" 1143-P-CP-L Large 4.5-5" 1143-P-CP-XL Extra Large 5"+ ...

Dyed Copper Polished Turbo Sarmaticus
Price: $13.00-$14.50
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Product of SOUTH AFRICA Item #: 672-P-CP-xxx -

These highly polished turbo shells are beautiful decorative shells. They are measured from the opening across the shell length-wise. A small shell weighs 0.06 lbs., a medium shell weighs 0.14 lbs., and a large shell weighs 0.18 lbs.Commonly known as alikrekel, periwinkel, and maggi pie.Turbos are not an endangered species and are not subject to CITES controls.A USFWS export permit is required for all shipments outside the U.S.

Natural Pearl Polished Turbo Imperialis
Price: $13.50-$18.00
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Product of MADAGASCAR Item #: 1143-P-PL-xxx -

These are highly polished turbo imperialis shells to show the beautiful natural pearl layer. Commonly known as alikrekel, periwinkel, and maggi pie. They weigh between 0.16 to 0.36 pounds each. Order Code Size Length measured from the opening across the shell length-wise 1143-P-PL-S Small 2.5-3.5" 1143-P-PL-M Medium 3.5-4.5" 1143-P-PL-L Large4.5-5" 1143-P-PL-XL Extra Large 5"+ ...

Polished Green Turbo Imperialis
Price: $13.00-$18.00
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Product of MADAGASCAR Item #: 1143-P-GN-xxx -

These are polished turbo imperialis shells in the natural green or Natural Jade color. Commonly known as alikrekel, periwinkel, and maggi pie. They weigh between 0.16 to 0.36 pounds each. Order Code Size Length measured from the opening across the shell length-wise 1143-P-GN-S Small 2.5-3.5" 1143-P-GN-M Medium 3.5-4.5" 1143-P-GN-L Large 4.5-5" 1143-P-GN-XL Extra Large 5"+ ...

Polished Turbo Sarmaticus
Price: $5.00-$15.50
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Product of SOUTH AFRICA Item #: 672-P-xxx -

These highly polished turbo shells are beautiful decorative shells. They are measured from the opening across the shell length-wise. A small shell weighs 0.06 lbs., a medium shell weighs 0.14 lbs., and a large shell weighs 0.18 lbs.Commonly known as alikrekel, periwinkel, and maggi pie.Turbos are not an endangered species and are not subject to CITES controls.A USFWS export permit is required for all shipments outside the U.S.

Polished Turbo Shell Operculum
Price: $9.00
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Made in SOUTH AFRICA Item #: 1216-20 (L30) -

The turbo shell operculum comes from the Turbo imperialis sea snail. The operculum is a corneous or calcareous structure like a trapdoor which is used to close the aperture of the shell when the soft parts of the snail are retracted. Opercula may be ground up and used to make incense and perfumes or as an organic "gemstone" in rings, bracelets, amulets, and other decorative ornaments.The opercula measure 1.5" to 2" long and weigh between 21 to 36 grams (0.7 to 1.2 oz.).Product of Madagascar,...

Raw Camouflage Turbo Sarmaticus Shell
Price: $13.50-$15.50
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Product of SOUTH AFRICA Item #: 672-R-xxx -

These are acid-washed raw camouflage turbo shells. They are measured from the opening across the shell length-wise. A medium shell weighs 0.22 lbs., a large shell weighs 0.3 lbs., and an extra large shell weighs 0.38 lbs. Commonly known as alikrekel, periwinkel, and maggi pie. Turbos are not an endangered species and are not subject to CITES controls. A USFWS export permit is required for all shipments outside the U.S.