Mussels are small creatures in Dwarf Fortress that you will often find in and around water bodies while fishing and doing other activities. Similar to oysters, cave lobsters, nautiluses, and turtles, they drop Shells that can quickly fill your different storage units. And since many players don’t know the use of Mussel Shells, they waste a lot of storage space. This guide will share details on how to deal with Mussel Shells in Dwarf Fortress. 

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How to Deal With Mussel Shells in Dwarf Fortress

There are two ways to deal with a ton of Mussel Shells in Dwarf Fortress. You can use them at Craftsdwarf’s workshop to make armor, jewelry, and other such Shellcrafts that you can use or trade at different places.

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Or, you can make a Dumping Zone near a volcano and dump the extra Mussel Shells. But we recommend you use them at Craftsdwarf’s workshop; just make sure you have Bone Carvers. 

You can use the crafts made from Mussel Shells for trading, giving them to Dwarfs, as some of them like it as a beauty product, or trade it with Trade Caravans.  

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And since the Mussels are common in Ocean, Lake, and River biomes, you will always have more Mussel Shells than you need. So, either use them for crafting, as we mentioned earlier or dump them as you can always acquire more when you need them.

That is it. That concludes our guide on how to deal with Mussel Shells in Dwarf Fortress. 

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