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Something new; I found pea clams
Topic Started: Aug 4 2017, 04:48 PM (52 Views)
Aubandain
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I know I haven't been very active on these boards, but I DO enjoy the hobby of exploring vernal pools whenever I am home. I'm usually gone most of the year on deployments or for training.

Anyway, I was exploring an area near a local river and found tiny little clams in an area that was obviously a dry vernal pool. The coolest thing was that they were alive, just dormant. I had found pea clams. They are a type of little clam that actually tolerates drying out and freezing. And they do not have a parasitic larval stage. They are all live bearing and hermaphroditic, with the baby clams being released looking like miniatures of the adults. I collected some, took them home, and tossed them into a tank. They started waking up within a couple hours.

Here is a link to a pic of one that started crawling up the side of the tank:
https://vgy.me/r6Csvr.jpg

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