Textile Cone

The Textile Cone

Guardian: Ben Collins

Conus textile

When this attacks you, it tastes (or smells) you first and then it considers which poisons would be most effective, or perhaps, how it wants you to die. Cone shells create a multitude of poisons specific for different muscles or different species and will actually create different combinations according to the victim or situation. It may decide to stop your foot from moving so you can’t slide away, perhaps it has a poison for sight or smell so as to disorient and terrify you, it may go straight for the heart, or if it likes you, maybe it won’t poison you at all. This particular species normally eats other snails but it is one of the three fatal cone shells that can also kill a human.