How to Clean Conch Shells?

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Conch shells found on the beach can be decorative in a home and a memory of a vacation. However, they will need a thorough cleaning before setting out as a knick knack. The first thing one must do is soak the conch shell in a bleach and water solution for several hours. Then, wipe and any dry and crusted material off the shell. Finally, apply mineral oil or baby oil to the shell to give it a shiny and lustrous appearance.
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1. Submerge the shell in fresh water and allow it to soak for half an hour. This will allow you to wipe away the sand inside and other debris once you remove the shell from the water
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if you let it set in the sun or outside air it should eventually dry up and fall out or you can try blowing it out with a garden hose.
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if it is "fresh" put it in a plastic bag,tie it loosely and keep it outside.depending on temp. it should be clean in aweek.maggots are wonderful creatures! {this happened
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The conch shell is formed by the buildup of calcium carbonate and reaches its full size at
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How to Clean a Conch Shell
Conch shells come from a species of sea snails called marine gastropod mollusks. They come in varying shades from pink to white and golden brown. People use conchs as decoration, as an instrument and as food in different parts of the world. If you've... More »
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