Man and Mollusc
has a new venture: Man and Mollusc Books!
proud to announce my first book in a proposed series of children's books;
more story details and the costs of purchasing "Sammy's Adventure"
please go to the promotional
sites most suitable for kids or the young at heart!
for EDUCATOR & STUDENT Resource materials available
on this site
Farming: These web pages are about farming the Abalone…. If you want to
farm the abalone you have arrived at the right place!
The basic objective of this area is to investigate preindustrial farming
techniques for different species of fish, molluscs and algae, in order to
promote technology transfers and the application of these methods to industrial-scale
aquaculture projects. The research also aim to diversify production into
a maximun number of species.
Solutions Australia.com. : In 2004 we began to establish
this site as a tool for exposing the best commercial products and alternatives
for aquaculture. We are quickly approaching our initial target levels in site
ranking and traffic performance and it is now time to establish the next level
Aquaculture Network Information Center: GREAT links page
Global Aquaculture Alliance is an international, non-profit trade association
dedicated to advancing environmentally responsible aquaculture.
and Fluorescence: See below
Screen savers and Wallpapers:
Ocean-Related Professional Careers:
This page is provided as a service to those interested in pursuing an Ocean-Related
Career and is intended for self-directed learning. Please don't ask me for career
advice. I'm not an oceanographer or a marine biologist. I am a retired nurse
with a love for molluscs. I cannot provide informed career advice for marine
biology and oceanography.
2004: Man and Mollusc Greetings/ New
Christmas Cards (Shells)
Art / Molluscs on the WWW
- Molluscan Clipart:These
pieces of clipart were all found on the internet. I tried to use only those
I found that were not copyrighted.
There are a few that you require permission
to use or that I have used a specific clip art and have linked to the owner's
If the clipart has a copyright but the artist is advertising for business,
it may appear in this section! Please be honest and do not use it without
permission! Many of the cliparts and gifs on these pages have been seen on
so many web sites, that it is impossible to know who was the originator. If
you recognize any of these unknowns, PLEASE let me know.
If you see an item that definitely is copyrighted or you own it and do not
wish it to be on these pages, please let me know, PLEASE let me know and it
will be immediately removed. Contact:
Commercial Sales: Shell Cabinets,
Storage Boxes, etc.: Contacts for and sales of:
- Also check out Man
and Mollusc Commercial
Page for items of interest for sale:
For storage systems and other equipment, go to BioQuip's
Online Equipment Catalog
- Calipers for
Tool Company Page: Swiss made to traditional precision and perfection
Scientifics: Educational Grade Vernier Caliper and Stainless Steel
Dual Caliper. Use search engine for Caliper
- To learn how to use Vernier
Calipers properly, Here,
Resources International, Inc.:
auctions: also check out other auctions for finding boxes, cabinets etc.
Impressions: " The leading resource for archival
- Some possible Email
contacts for Cabinets:
- Plastic storage
boxes are available from:
Display:For Collectors and Merchants: Acrylic boxe, shelving & much
Cesira: site in Italian: Accessories for museums and collectors of Minerals,
Fossils, Gems,Shells and pther Collections
Products: Acrhival Suppliers.com: Good search engine
to help you find the product you are wanting. They also have a great glossary
to help out with such things as: Acid Migration Preservation, Reversibility,
Discussion (Forums) Groups:
Conch-L Listserve is sponsored by the Conchologists of America and is
hosted by the University of Georgia
to internet specimen shell auctions and collectionism.
It is directed by David da Costa, which is obsessively interested in world-wide
shelled mollusks their aspects and nature since 1984.
Discussion Board : This discussion board began (2005) as an offshoot of
my interest in Liguus,
but has been expanded to include all non-marine snails.
Obtained from molluscs by man:
of Synchrotron Techniques in Art and Archaeology Workshop
( a good; but be warned, rather technical site)
History from 2600 BC to the 20th Century: by Susan C. Druding: "Originally
written for a Seminar presented in Seattle, Washington at Convergence 1982,
a bi-annual gathering of weavers, dyers and spinners "
in Ancient Rome: by Alison Austin: "...One
drop of glandular mucous is extracted from each mollusk. The fluid is at first
white, but turns yellow-green on exposure and finally turns to the permanent
violet or reddish-purple ..."
purple dye production on Crete: Brendan Burke: "According
to Julius Pollux (Onomasticon I, 45-49), writing in the second century AD,
purple dye was first discovered by Herakles, or rather, by his dog, whose
mouth was stained purple from chewing on snails along the Levantine coast,
the the Phoenicians: "The name Phoenicians
(phoinikes) was given to these people by the ancient Greeks and was related
to the word for the red-purple color of the dye for which they were famous.
This royal purple dye was produced by removing, soaking and heating the glands
of mollusks belonging to the genus Murex...."
Review of Tekhelet and the Hillazon:Prepared by
Mois A. Navon
Tekhelet: The Association for the Promotion and Distribution of Tekhelet
, Jerusalem, Israel
Industrial Art and Manufacturing:
Kermes and Wood: The trilogy of Mediterranean precious dyeing: by Renata
Passion: "What substance, worth its weight in gold (and then some),
was the singular basis upon which were countless wars fought, economies catapulted
and lives lost? ..."
September 29, 1978:by Dr. Frederick A. Aldrich: "
purple: "Variously known as Royal purple, Tyrian
purple, purple of the ancients, this ancient dyestuff, mentioned in texts
dating about 1600 BC, was produced from the mucus of the hypobranchial gland
of various species of marine molluscs, notably Murex...."
Purple of Royalty:"The purple dye which has
been used since antiquity as the mark of wealth and lavish opulence, is so
well known that it virtually signifies "royalty" and the trappings
of kings of the realm. The Greeks obtained it, drop by drop, squeezed from
the mollusks Murex Trunculus and Purpura Haemastoma which are found along
the eastern Mediterranean shores near Tyre, whence the common name Tyrian
CAUTION! Be very careful before deciding
to use the snails from your own back yard or front yard for your next dinner
party. Try to ascertain if anyone has used snail bait for eradication of snails
in you neighborhood.
Your neighbor's may be using snail poison. These snails could then migrate to
your yard. REMEMBER! Some snails may only contain very small amounts of poison;
so small as to not be lethal to the snail-but there may be enough residual poison
that if you consumed enough of these snails IT COULD KILL YOU!
If in doubt, Please choose to be snail smart and buy your escargot from a reliable
source or collect in known safe areas. These snails are a major pest and many
areas use posions; So, BEWARE!
videotape entitled "Marine Bioluminescence: Secret Lights in the Sea"
is available through the gift store of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Inst. It
may be purchased via the web or by phone at 1-800-333-4264 x692
Lore & Traditional Medicine:
Gift Wraps, Cards and
shell gift ideas:
Interesting Shell Facts:
Anecdotes, and Fun Stories:
Labels (mailing) bearing
a shell motif:
Live Snail Suppliers:
Among Marine Fish: By Harry G. Lee :
Article on molusc eating fish
Web Sites: This section has been moved to the "NonSpecific
Web Page: New Pages and Links That are Interesting but Don't Seem to Fit
in any Specific Categorie
Instruments Made from Shells:
Items of Interest:
Story Books, Poetry, Limmericks, Stories and Such:
control for your shell collection:
Pets: From pest control
to "Yes snails can be pets":
- the Apple
Snail Website: Apple snails are tropical freshwater snails from the family
Ampullariidae (sometimes referred to as Pilidae). Commonly sold
in pet shops as as pets. Multi lingual site Everything you ever wanted to
know about an apple snail can be found on this GREAT site.
- Cone Wars by Don Barclay on the Man and Mollusc
site. I wouldn’t exactly call this a pet story, but it will give you an idea
of the interactions to be seen in an aquarium full of molluscs.
- Cyberslug Webring:
A ring of CyberSlug adoptive parents and slug
and snail related sites.
- Land Crabs:The
Crab Street Journal: An
online magazine for land hermit crab owners.
Seagraves' QUEST Class and Thematic Units:
A fun site to learn all about snails
new pet aqauired in British Columbia Augst 23, 2004
A new Unitd Kingdom site geared to evevrything on keeping snails as pets
- See "Raising
your own snails:Heliciculture" further down this page
for Pets: "We snails are fun and easy to keep as pets at home or
in the classroom. You just need a few basic items to keep us happy. ..."
If you love snails
Odessa - Oreo Pet Files: By Avril Bourquin & Joyce Tryon
Images: Underwater Photography: Lots of fabulous
underwater photos and "We will be adding lots of useful information
on all aspects of underwater photography including; tips on shooting, use
of equipment, film types, tips on diving to improve your as well as links
that are both educational and fun! Of course, we will update the site immediately
following each trip we take to share with you our latest photography and
give a review of the location from both a diving/shooting and a travel standpoint."
York Institute of Photography: An almost unending source of tips and
tricks for anyone who loves photography and wants to take better photographs.
& Digital Imaging Resources: by Charles Daney: A great links page
for all those interested in photography.
Pictures for Free!
- Conchology: by Guido
& Philippe Poppe:
- Shell Clubs: Many
shells clubs have their own pin and it has become popular to both collect
and trade these pins. You can see the page for Shell Clubs but at this time
I do not have a listing of those which have pins.
- Poems by Conch-L's finest:
- Works by Jamie
- Shell Poetry
by Brian Hammond:
- See Man and Mollusc's Ecology
Planet: Marine Pollution One: "The text on this site is presented
as an archival version of the script of "Ocean Planet," a 1995 Smithsonian
Institution traveling exhibition. The content reflects the state of knowledge
at the time of the exhibition, and has not been updated. "
Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Center for the Mediterranean
Post Cards Collecting:
by Guido & Philippe Poppe:
is a good place to search out and bid on post cards
by Guido Poppe: "Weapons and jewelry are among the first
things made by man ..."
your own snails:Heliciculture:
- Alternative Farming
Systems Information Center, National Agricultural Library,Heliciculture
is the process of farming or raising snails. A lot of very interesting information
on this site.
Passion: everything from breeding to recipes
- Frescargot Farms: Heliciculture (snail
farming) has become one of the newest and fastest growing industries in the
United States. (Even start-up kits available)
Snails: The Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, National Agricultural
Library. USA All the information in one site from raising snails to the legilations
on raising snails.
Farming in Auistralia: "The common brown garden snail in Australia
is extraordinarily palatable! It has untapped possibilities to be recycled
into a unique Australian gourmet food...."
Available: "A comprehensive, practical guide highlighting the
modern Australian method of raising and farming snails..."
Savers, Wall papers, Calendars etc.:
- Cybereef Photographic site with beautiful
sights that divers have the privilege to enjoy while diving on some of the
world's most amazing reefs.
Asia's gateway to SCUBA diving. Take time to look at their marinelife/molluscs
Seashells & Diving: A website about European Seashells and Diving,
by Erik Veldhuis
new Australian SCUBA site. Well worth the visit! "Scuba Diving Australia
with Sun Dive Byron Bay"
Shell Theme Ideas:
Furlong Designs: Fine quality decorative shell related art pieces made
of porcelain ceramic. Margaret's work blends the grace and beauty of nature
with the warmth and awe of celestial splendor.Pproduced are a wide array of
shell and marine life related items such as: Ornaments, Vases, Wall Sconces
and Candle Holders
video project: by Chris Elliott
by Guido Poppe: Go to Shell Related then Stamps:
- "Shells on Stamps".
(Announced February 19th 2003):
There are over 5080 stamps figured, 1600 details highlighted.
You can search by country, by theme, family, species etc... Each stamps
is documented (when you click on it).
This database has been compiled by philatelist Tom Walker from Great Britain.
He will be delighted to receive news from fellow collectors who may detect
stamps not listed as yet, or just to have contact with you to discuss
the many topics around this fascinating hobby.
Shells on Stamps: by Dr. Bruce Livett: "“Tom Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org) has
created the following resource detailing countries where particular species
of cone shells are illustrated on stamps. This comprehensive catalogue
now has illustrations of nearly every stamp. Click on the particular Country
to view. Tom is always happy for new collectors to contact him."
This is one of Dr. Bruce Livett’s sites from Grimwade
Shells From Around the World Stamps: Another great stamp page by Dr.
- eBay search results
- Tom Rice “Of Sea and Shore” has a great catalogue
of stamps bearing the mollusc image for sale
- Tom Walker,also has a catalogue,published
by Stanley Gibbons, London:” Collect Shells on Stamps”. First edition 1995.
Guido & Philippe Poppe's site:"The telecard collection of Cécile
Hoskens contians currently over 850 cards..."
Tide Charts and Predictors:
Translations of Shell
Art and Antiquities: This is a commercial page; but I found
it quite interesting.
David Liebl, Acworth, Georgia 30101, USA Email:
Vacations: Shelling trips:
Armchair Vacation Travel Stories:
Web Cams of Interest:
Imaging Tutorial by Olivier Caro: A great new site
- Cyberslug Webring:
A ring of CyberSlug adoptive
parents and slug and snail related sites
Discussion Board : This discussion board began (2005) as an offshoot
of my interest in Liguus,
but has been expanded to include all non-marine snails.
Ring hosted by CHAN Sow-Yan of Singapore.
Ring of Shell Lovers : Ring Hosted by The St.Pete Shell Club with the
help of The Dog Gone Good Web Pages.
Pictures Webrings: "Molluscan Pictures Webrings provides the tools
you need to run a ring of websites (or to submit a shell site), i.e. a system
of links between websites of similar contents, i.e. shells, snails, molluscs
(mollusks) or molluscan-related."
page was last completely edited
September 01, 2003
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Dead or Broken Links
- In Praise of Fakes:
WONDERS by Owen Gingerich http://www.sciam.com/1197issue/1197wonders.html