Something Bothering clam?

Discussion in 'Clams' started by CharlotteReefer, Apr 27, 2012.

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  1. CharlotteReefer

    CharlotteReefer Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I know its not a good picture but it was only the blue lights on and had to use a flash light. But anyways, can anyone tell me what the tube like thing is thats inside the circle. Ill try to work on a better picture tomorrow but lights are out now
     

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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Look here, if it's one of these worms like a Spionid or Vermetid snail, just super glue over the opening.

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    CharlotteReefer Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I havent seen anything come out of the tube, It just appeared really. It looks hard, almost like rock
     
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    CharlotteReefer Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Possibly a barnacle of some sort? How do I get it off the clams shell without hurting the clam?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Again super glue gel. Just make sure you do not get any on the mantle of the clam.

    Perhaps post another image at a different angle so we can see exactly what we are talking about here.

    If nothing is coming out of the tube, than what is bothering the clam? And when you say bothering, how so? Mantle withdrawn.....?
     
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    CharlotteReefer Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Here are 2 more pictures of whats going on. Its in such a hard place to get a clear picture of but you can see it sticking up a little in one of the pictures. In the other picture you can see how the mantle is withdrawn around that area. Thanks!
     

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    CharlotteReefer Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Im guessing its the hard tube protruding from the clams shell that is bothering the mantle
     
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    CharlotteReefer Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I break it off and it looks like it grows back. Its kind of burrowed down into one of the wing looking things that grow around the shell
     
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    I'd break it off and then glue over it.