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Salt Flat Trading Co.

Chambered Nautilus Shell

Chambered Nautilus Shell

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Nautilus are most closely related to squid and octopus. The shells have a series of chambers connected by a tube. When it is born a Nautilus will have just 4 chambers but it will add more as it grows, as many as 30 chambers on average. The chambers contain a mixture of gas and seawater which amounts are adjusted to allow it to raise or sink in the water like a submarine.

The Nautilus itself have up to 90 arms they it uses to catch fish and crabs to feed on. The arms have tiny hairs that are coated with a sticky substance to help them catch and hold on to their prey.

Care Instructions

Clean shells with mild soap and use baby oil or mineral oil to give them a shiny coat and help them last longer.

Dimensions

6 in to 7 in

10 oz

Materials

Sea Shell

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