I got an idea. I want to collect those snails the next time I'm on holiday and make myself a real tyrian purple T-shirt. Are here any guides how to do it? How many snails would I need to get for one T-shirt?
Kind of wasting it if you use it on a t-shirt
use it on a dress shirt or something instead.
"twelve thousand snails of Murex brandaris yield no more than 1.4 g of pure dye, enough to colour only the trim of a single garment.
Good luck, the exact method how the Phoenicians fixed the colour is still lost. You'll need a fuckton of those snails (you'll probably find larger deposits near the African Atlantic coast) and after a day or so, the colour will turn red instead of purple.
>after years of work and collecting of more than 30000 snails Anon finally makes his tshirt
>proundly walks on a street, wearing the color of emperors
>skinheads see him
>hey, why are you wearing a pink thsirt? Are you some kind of faggot?
>n-no that's a royal color
>You are a royal faggot!
>they beat him up and tear his tshirt
>No, it was supposed to be a white t-shit for White Power but my mom put it in with some coloureds. That's what happens when you race-mix clothes.
>Anon becomes emperor of the skinheads.
Literally all historical evidence points to senators wearing tyrian purple to some extend, 1 strip if senator on your toga, but as much as you desired depending on current conduct laws and position (and obviously wealth).
Generally a short google search on your own is polite if you're gonna ask other people for source.