Guides in Collecting Shells « Shell Collectors , Conchology, Inc.
Shell Topics

You are a starting shell collector , here you will find all needed information to start your own collection. But more advanced collector will find additional information to perfect their collection.

Buying Shells
The most economical way to build a collection is without doubt buying specimens...
 
Finding Shells
Most people start collecting shells by finding them themselves. This is often a very satisfying way whose only...
Cleaning Shells
Your first task is to wash away the mud and/or sand. This is easily done with a soft flush of water....
 
Exchanging
Exchanging shells is an excellent way to obtain often obscure species that may be the more interesting. You...
Clubs & Societies
There is a large range of organizations for amateur and/or professional shell-people...
 
Storing
In conditions that combine a damp atmosphere, warmth, and darkness, moisture can attack your shells. Of a particular...
Types of Collections
Target: give an overview of what exists in a particular group of mollusks. The subject can be a family...
 
Library
Of major importance in any kind of activity is the library. For shell collecting, we distinguish three types of libraries to choose....
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