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Old 10-19-2007, 02:04 PM   #1
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Another Clam Question

I was looking at a clam at LFS. It was nice, opened up. I was wondering though...if looking at the clam horizontally...looking down at the inside as it's opened. I saw a hole in the membrane off to the left hand side in the center...is that normal or is the membrane ripped or something. I was considering buying it, but dont want to buy a sick or injured animal again.

Using cmor1701d's picture...I illustrated the location in the pic. The clam I was looking at was opened wider though, so you would not actually be able to see it if it were this one.
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Old 10-19-2007, 02:07 PM   #2
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That's it's "mouth" and possibly where it expels waste....
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I realize that this link is to a different clam but I think it might give you a better view......does the clam opening look like this? http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=585 if you look towards the bottom of the picture, you'll see an opening/slit.

If so, as usual, roka is correct.
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Yeah, only more streched out...but it was wide open. Looks like roka is corect ...as usual
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LOL! I think I am just having a good day!
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"The mouth" or inhalent siphon is where water is taken in and food and oxygen are processed. Waste is excreted inside their mantle cavity and forced out through the excurrent siphon.
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I don't remember what your lighting consists of, but be sure to read up on that before buying a clam.
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Old 10-19-2007, 06:17 PM   #8
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Yeah...Probably not enough light... 72W of 10000K & 72W of Actinic (I can change out 1 actinic bulb for another 10000K for a total of 108W)
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You can also check out the squamosa clam which is a medium light clam. Here is mine.
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Thats sweet looking... Is my light enough?
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