What is lobster compost made of?
Coast of Maine Quoddy Blend Lobster Compost is our best-selling soil, made with chitin and calcium-rich lobster shells, compost and peat humus. The result is a dark-brown, complex soil that drains well and is ideal for conditioning beds and borders, vegetable gardens, herbs and annuals!
Not suitable for cold composting or composting in open hot systems if there are any remains of meat on them as they may attract vermin. Crush before composting, these can be very slow to compost. The shells could be baked in an oven to make crushing easier.
- This nacre layering is the beauty of the pearl. Saltwater oysters will only produce 1 to 2 pearls per typical nucleation. Akoya oysters can be nucleated with up to 5 beads but the use of only 2 is most common. An oyster's pearl sac will secrete nacre on nearly any solid object.
- Black pearls are formed when that piece of sand gets stuck in the body of a very specific type of oyster, the Tahitian black-lipped Pinctada margaritifera. The interior shell, called the nacre, of most oysters is usually a glossy white or silver but the Tahitian black-lipped oyster features a thick band of black.
- Types of Pearls
- Akoya Pearls. The Classic Pearl. For nearly 100 years, akoya pearls grown off the coast of Japan have been the classic pearl of choice.
- Freshwater Pearls. The Fashion-Forward Pearl.
- Tahitian Pearls. The Dark, Exotic Pearl.
- South Sea Pearls. The Rolls Royce of Pearls.
Updated: 18th September 2018