I love the way people incorporate natural materials into their life. in Eleuthera there are many many conchs available. So not only is it used in almost every meal, the shells are incorporated in buildings, walls, and even used as mulch. We have decided that the phrase conched out comes from this island. In order to get the meat out they whack the shell hard on the back side creating a hole.
More on conchs later...... I am off in search of finding one today!