The starfish is a truly remarkable animal, imagine it is shaped like a star, and the cool thing is that its mouth is underneath its body. Starfish can crawl over a meal like a clam, force open it and start eating it. Another cool thing about starfish is that it has no teeth. It simply digests its meal and receives nutrients from its meal. A friend of mine even thinks that a starfish is not an animal but a rock.
Starfish is also known as a sea star, they are not really a fish but are echinoderms, and they belong to the family of Asteroidea. There are roughly 1,800 species of starfishes in the world. Some of them don't even look like star. A typical profile of a starfish is that it usually has five arms. However, some specie has more than five arms.
The Philippine starfish is usually hard and have horns. They are quite abundant in the Philippines. Certain processes need to be followed so that it can be preserved for a long period of time. The Philippine starfish is one of the most easily preserved specie of starfish.
Proper classification and processing of this Philippine Starfish are very important, ignore this, and you end up with a rotten, smelly starfish. Our processes employ's a marriage of both traditional and modern way of cleaning and preserving starfishes.
Packaging also plays an important role in this business. We should consider the transportation time from our warehouse to its destination. Again if we ignore this, molds would surely develop, and it is very important to incorporate a desiccant into the packaging to prevent moldings.
A well-preserved starfish will last for quite a long time. We have this tendency to associate things from the sea as giving us some sort of a calming effect as it will remind us of the sea. The sea is truly a magical place. It can comfort us and relaxes us. What better way than to bring a creature from the sea into our homes to remind us about the pleasures we associate with the sea. Another great fact about Starfishes is that most species can regenerate, remember the spider man movie. The villainous lizard has this quality of growing damaged limbs.
Starfish is one of the most lonely creatures around, you want to know why? It is because they can reproduce even without a partner. For us humans it would be a curse to be alone, but for a starfish, it is a necessity to ensure the survival of its population.