Discussion in 'Clams' started by bjc541, Jun 3, 2011.
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looks like sponge?
Byssal threads??? What does this mean
They are produced by the clam as a means of attaching to a substrate, like a rock.
"Byssal, or byssus threads are strong, silky fibers made from proteins that are used by mussels and other bivalves to attach to rocks, pilings, or other substrates. These animals produce their byssal threads using a byssus gland, located within the organism's foot. Mollusks can move slowly by extending a byssal thread, using it as an anchor and then shortening it."
I have really noticed it rocking lately
How Long have you had the clam?
Um couple months
So I guess all good
Yep, it's good. Clams will appear to be rocking when they are moving their foot or lying down more byssal threads.
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