Per Wikipedia: This species is the largest gastropod in the American waters, and one of the largest univalves in the world. It can grow up to 24 inches in length. The outline of the shell is somewhat fusiform, with a long siphonal canal, and can have up to 10 whorls. Its sculpture present several spiral cords and axial ribs, some of which form knobs on the whorls" shoulders. The shell becomes greyish white to salmon-orange when adult. This large sea snail is found along the Atlantic coast of the Americas from the U.S. state of North Carolina to the north, to Yucatán in the Gulf of Mexico to the south. They live among the sand and weeds in the shallow marine waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The horse conch are carnivores that feed on bivalves and other snails.
While doing additional research I found that the Indians used them in various ways from liquid or drink holders to trumpets.
The shell that I am offering in this listing measures about 8.25 inches long. It appears to have never been polished or altered in any way. You will receive it just as I did when purchased at an estate sale. You will receive the actual shell shown in my photo.
EXPLANATION OF SHIPPING CHARGES:
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That being said, buyer to pay no more than $9.95 for Insured USPS Priority Mail delivery charges, again, possibly less depending on your location.
I gladly combine shipping on multiple items purchased. It is best if possible to contact me first to let me know which items you'll be purchasing so that I can adjust the shipping charges, otherwise at checkout you will be charged the full shipping fee for each item. Should that happen, and if appropriate to do so, I refund a portion of those charges.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING depends on the country. Buyer must contact seller for shipping quote before making purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.