Discussion in 'Clams' started by Thatgrimguy, Aug 7, 2011.
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No, they close up when the tide starts going out.
I think I will just get a stryrofoam/duct tape idea. Sounds good. no need to really risk it I guess.
Removing them quickly when they are still partially open can allow air into the clam...trapped air can be an issue...whenever you handle a clam out of water you should "burp" them when they go back in the water to remove the trapped air.
I would ask your lfs if you can have on of their large size bags to bring it home in. When I have large size clams shipped that's how they come.
That's a good idea! I'm going to combine a few idea here and get an LFS style back to contain the specimen so I don't to use as much water then put it with towels around it in a cooler for the trip home.
I've read that larger clams don't do too well when moved from a system they've been in awhile. I don't know for sure about this, just giving you a heads up. A long acclimation is recommended. Good Luck!
I am worried about it.. He's had him for 8 years... It's huge. I hope I can pull it off. $150 is a lot to gamble... but a great deal if everything goes well!
Personally I am not so concerned about the clam being exposed to air for short periods of time as long as your burp it as stated above.
My concern would be with movement within a container during transit. I have had issues with torn abductor mussels and ligaments, in a larger Derasa I transferred once. Try to make sure it can not fall side to side.
Good luck sounds like a great deal.
In transit now.wish me luck
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Alright. How did it go? Post some pics!
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