One of my motivations in creating 3D printed models of real organisms was to be able to collect "specimens" without harming nature. This is one of my favorite shells, the Venus comb murex. It is believed that the spikes deter predators and prevent the snail from sinking into the ocean mud.

Dimensions

IN: 4.163 w x 2.072 d x 1.634 h
CM: 10.574 w x 5.262 d x 4.15 h

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Your description of this put the biggest smile on my face! How beautiful and 3d printing definetly gives you the opportunity to achieve that!! Love your work!
March 5, 2014, 11:32 am
 
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