Clam foot dismantled

Discussion in 'Clams' started by Flyariv, Jan 31, 2014.

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  1. Flyariv

    Flyariv Flamingo Tongue

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    Hello all,
    I recently noticed my clam foot dismantled, do u know what does it mean. I took of the foot still attached to the rock , the clam looks ok but still now the clam is footless
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    The clam probably just lost the byssal thread mass not the actual foot.
     
  4. Greg@LionfishLair

    Greg@LionfishLair 3reef Sponsor

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    What Cheryl said...however, if you check the clam's byssal organ (which is large in T. crocea), it should not look like a hole in the clam.
     
  5. Flyariv

    Flyariv Flamingo Tongue

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    Greg thx, can u see it in the pic ? looks like a hole right ?
     
  6. Greg@LionfishLair

    Greg@LionfishLair 3reef Sponsor

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    It almost looks to me as if the clam's valves (shell halves) are separating. Has the clam been pulled of the rock somehow?
     
  7. Flyariv

    Flyariv Flamingo Tongue

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    It was all a natural process the calm leg just started to pull off and dissembled as u can see in pic 1 , till the clam fell from the rock to the sand
     
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  9. Greg@LionfishLair

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    Can the clam open and close normally?
     
  10. Flyariv

    Flyariv Flamingo Tongue

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    Yes when i wave my arm above it is responsive