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Old 10-04-2009, 06:04 PM   #11
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Cooler water, yes. Deeper water, not necessarily. The kind we eat are normally just a few feet below the surface. Strong lighting is definitely not required, contrary to what someone earlier said. Probably thinking of the ornamental SW clams. And no... oysters don't take a hundred years to make pearls.

I think of the good oyster beds around me, and I'm thinking "good" filtration isn't necessarily required. They are filter feeders, so "dirty" water (but still chemically clean) is probably a good thing.

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UGH...you EAT them!?!?! LOL!
I agree, the water quality definitely doesn't need to be "pristine".
I didn't know they were shallow dwellers, thanks Kurt!

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I should state that when I wrote "we", I did NOT necessarily mean the "we" that included "me". Guess I meant the "we" as in "those that eat oysters."

I gotta have a LOT of beer in me before oysters hit these lips!

I remember back in the day, I'd go out in our boat with my parents to the "secret spot" and pick oysters at low tide and not even get my ankles wet. That's how shallow they are...

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