Green shells


The delivery I received is from a Vietnamese lobster farm. I just call it green lobster, but it actually called ornate lobster. Spiny lobsters are not closely related to true lobsters, but there are quite a few similarities. These three boxes (and the lobster shells I already had) will keep me busy for a while…


These are shells from juvenile lobsters. Looks cute, but I have no idea how I can use them. Even the big ones are very fragile compared to American shells…


These are all molted lobster shells, and that’s what makes it valuable for me. Unlike cooked shells from processing plants, molted shells keep their original colouration. Well, most of them at least.

Some shells turned to brown. I decided to make something out of them which requires brown or tan colour anyway. So I will make a Tusken mask – and write the next post about it.