Horshoe crab shell composition

Montlick montlick at aol.com
Sun Jun 5 09:53:03 EST 1994

Does anyone have info on the chemical composition of horseshoe crab
shells?  Specifically, could the shells have any fertilizing
properties, i.e. in reducing soil acidity?

An archaeologist friend is doing research in this area, and doesn't
think that they could have been useful fertilizer, as some of his
colleagues have suggested.

- Terry Montlick

More information about the Bioforum mailing list