Pearl Nautilus - White Nautilus Shells
Wholesale pearl nautilus also called white nautilus shells are available in sizes ranging from 4 inches to 6 inches for coastal home decorating. The pearl nautilus or white nautilus shell is one of the most popular shells collected by shell collectors and the white nautilus or pearl nautilus shells are used as seashell centerpieces for weddings. These pretty white shells are also used in beach themed decor and are one of the most profitable retail items for beach gift shops. Chocolatey-brown zebra stripes adorn the nautilus's smooth white shell. The otter layer has been removed in a acid process exposing the white pearly layer. The nautilus expands its living space as it grows, adding internal chambers, spiral coated in mother of pearl. A newly hatched nautilus wears a shell divided into four small chambers. As a nautilus grows, it gains more living space by building new chambers connected to the old ones; adult shells have 30 chambers. To control its buoyancy, a nautilus pumps fluids in and out its shell chambers, which are connected by tubes called "siphuncles.” Nautilus populations tend to be 75% males and 25% females. .
If you want to see exactly what you are buying, we have hand selected and photographed pearlized nautilus shells under Shells - Hand Picked Pricing.