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  • Hyriopsis bialata from Thailand

    I need some information about Thailandese freshwater pearl mussels hyriopsis bialata.
    Can anybody help?
    thanks

  • #2
    Would you tell us exactly what kind of information you need?

    I found one article about culture of Thai hyriopsis bialatus:

    http://www.aseanbiotechnology.info/A...t/23006027.pdf

    Tanakarn

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    • #3
      As usual, these go by different taxa (See Here).

      ... so you may want to search for the more common name: Hyriopsis Conrad

      Nice little fellow!



      Any idea if pearls from these are known?

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      • #4
        I think any freshwater mussel can have pearls. I wonder what the inside of that shell looks like.......

        In the article it looks like they are growing mussel spat. Glochidia is a the stage that usually grabs on to a fish and travels as it grows to a good enough size to drop off the fish and grow on the bottom of the river or pond.

        I think they are looking to cultivate them by collecting the glochidia and feeding them without a host fish. The conclusion is that they did a good job with high survival rates and a complete metamorphesis into baby mussels.

        That looks good for pearl farming with this species........
        Caitlin

        How to hand-knot pearls without a tool

        My avatar is a Sea of Cortez mabe pearl. One of a pair of Mexican handmade earrings.

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