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About Us

From Sea to Collection

Conchology, Inc. enjoys the collaboration of a worldwide network of chosen suppliers. Shells are imported from all over the world, sorted out, checked on their identification and processed into databases.

The Philippines possess one of the richest malacological fauna's in the world, and the activities of hundreds of collectors are all resuming on Mactan Island, where the company plays a major role as top buyer of collection items and sponsor of local events.

Apart from these sources the company has its own research vessel Guphil I, especially equipped for diving. On its multiple voyages in this first year, Guphil and its crew collected many specimens now already housed in collections worldwide, and its discoveries of new species are multiple.

Our soruces worldwide.

Our sources worldwide.

Guphil 1

Guphil 1

Shells before cleaning.

Shells before cleaning.

Sorting out on quality.

Sorting out on quality.

Careful cleaning 1. Careful cleaning 2. Careful cleaning 3. Careful cleaning 4.

Careful cleaning.

The dark room.

The dark room.

Processing and documenting the images.

Processing and documenting the images.

Packaging 1. Packaging 2. Packaging 3. Packaging 4.

Packaging.