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Giant lower carapace of HORSESHOE CRAB SHELL for your collection or any project

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I found these horseshoe crab shell (Limulus Polyphemuson) on the shore of Staten Island, New York.

This shell is a lower carapace of entire horseshoe crab shell. It is not easy to find an unbroken entire specimen of such size. Can you imagine the size of a full crab if these one are only lower parts? Last image shows the whole crab (another specimen). You're getting the lower part.

No horseshoe crabs was harmed in any way.

This is what I found in Wikipedia about horseshoe crabs:
“The entire body of horseshoe crab is protected by a hard shell. They have two large compound eyes and multiple smaller simple ones atop the carapace. Beneath the carapace they look quite similar to a large spider. They have five pairs of legs for walking, swimming and moving food into the mouth. The long, straight, rigid tails can be used to flip themselves over if they are turned upside down, so a crab with a broken tail may die.”

I thoroughly cleaned them in fresh water to wash off any loose sand and salt and the rest of the remains. No chemicals were used.
Some sea weed left on one side of this shell (can be easily removed if desired).

Dimensions: 6 inches by 6 inches (approximately 15cm).
Measurements are not precise. I do my best!

I send all my items well packed and wrapped to prevent any damages.
I ship with confirmation service. If you would like insurance it is $1.80 extra. All purchases over $100 (single or combined) will be insured at no cost to you.

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Giant lower carapace of HORSESHOE CRAB SHELL for your collection or any project

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