More or less?
More or less?
Whoa! That is really something!! I don't know what, though.
SO MANY PEARLS, SO LITTLE TIME----
California mussel (Mytilus californianus). I've seen multiples before, but this specimen had more than ever.
Pearls of all ages. One year to five or six years.
Too gritty as sushi I take it!
Treat every life situation like a dog: if you can't play with it, eat it, or hump it, p1$$ on it and walk away
Good Lord! What was attacking it? Isn't this one of your experimental shells, that normally live battered by Pacific Coast waves, but you are sheltering?
Looks pretty weird Dave.
Could you please post a pic of one of your shells open with the flesh still in.
A bit of a selfish request, but I'm curious to see one.
Rusty & Bronwyn Tully
Torres Pearls Pty Ltd
Faarrr North Queensland, Australia.
That's very interesting. Very.
The World Is My Oyster!
Thank you for saying that Amrita. I found the pictures/ situation truly disturbing as in GROSS ME OUT freaked. I know, pearls come from somewhere, but it reminded me of Chicken Pox, just pitiful. I pictured that poor mollusk under attack by an army of something, until cancer was mentioned and that's worse.
I know it's apostasy, but give me a nice clean tissue nucleated pearl any day, over a life and death struggle. I'm a total Wuss. A total WeenieArm.