RE: [Histonet] snail - shell and all

From:"Monfils, Paul"

	You can't decalcify a snail shell.  You can decalcify a bone because there is a fibrous matrix which is infiltrated with calcium salts.  But a snail shell has no such matrix.  It is almost 100% calcium salts.  If you decalcify it, you simply dissolve it.  There would be nothing left at all.
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