In order for the clam lab to be cost effective, it is important that our clam population has a high survival rate as well as a typical growth rate. The good news is, most of our two-month-old clams have survived up to this point. The bad news is, their growth rate is significantly slower than … Continue reading Two-Month-Old Clam Growth Update
Procedure Make sure the pump is running and put on an apron and bootsTurn off the water flow in tank 2Carefully scrape down the sides of the seed clam bucket with your hand making sure there are no seed clams stuck to the sides. Some seed clams like to stick to the sides right near the … Continue reading Cleaning the Tanks
The flow of water through the upweller is different for each of the three buckets pictured at right. You can tell by the amount of sediment on the clams. The clams in the bucket on the left are pretty clean, the ones in the bucket on the right are covered with silt and other organic matter, and the ones in the middle are, well, in the middle.