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Old 12/22/2007, 01:17 PM   #1
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What is this?

Seen this near my clam in the morning. Is he shedding his bypassal organ? He looks alright. Will he be ok?




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Old 12/22/2007, 02:20 PM   #2
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yes its the old byssal threads being released. Your clam will be fine.


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Old 12/22/2007, 02:25 PM   #3
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alright I feel better now. First time Ive experienced this. Just heard of it .


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Old 12/23/2007, 02:28 AM   #4
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This same thing happened to me a few weeks ago and freaked me out. The clam looked very healthy the whole time so I figured i'd wait and see. It's fine now.


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Old 01/03/2008, 12:00 AM   #5
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Why does it do this?


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Old 01/03/2008, 12:49 AM   #6
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The byssal threads are like our hair or fingernails are. The grow so many and this is the clams way of discarding them.


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