Quote by Sleeb:That is truly a tragedy, @Sleeb . D:
I used to collect those shells!
...Until my mom found them and threw them all away. /cry
However! Like so many things, that could now be solved by the internet! You can start rebuilding your collection today! People on ebay are selling shells for the low, low price of only $5 USD... a piece? which does seem a little high for cast off bug skin, but what do I know? According to prices like that, you probably had a small fortune in shells. Oh, but that might make it worse. :(