Mollusc Shell - Tridacna gigas (Giant clam) ; 82/22/606
Mollusc Shell - Tridacna gigas (Giant clam)
This mollusc shell is a Tridacna gigas (Giant clam) and is part of Tridacnacea superfamily. It is complete speciman with both valves being collected and eventually donated to Te Manawa.
This shell collection comes from Mrs May Third (1913 - 1982), a Shannon shell collector. She collected shells all her married life, including swapping some with a penfriend
Collection of Te Manawa Museums TrustCredit Line
Donated by Miss Third, J.E.
I am trying to prove if a pearl found in the T. Gigas is really a pearl ir shell material carved out. How thick can the white calcium carbonite be? Who can help me with this question?
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