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Mollusc Shell - Tridacna gigas (Giant clam) ; ; 82/22/606

Mollusc Shell - Tridacna gigas (Giant clam)
; 82/22/606
Mollusc Shell - Tridacna gigas (Giant clam)
; 82/22/606Mollusc Shell - Tridacna gigas (Giant clam)
; 82/22/606
Name/Title
Mollusc Shell - Tridacna gigas (Giant clam)

About this object
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.

Subject and Association Description
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
Collection of Te Manawa Museums Trust
Credit Line
Donated by Miss Third, J.E.

Object Type
Mollusc Shell
Object number
82/22/606

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Jeffrey Firestone23 Dec 2013 06:32 AM,UTC
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?