NANFA-- Re:Corbicula
Fri, 23 Apr 2004 13:42:03 -0500

By the way, larger Corbicula shells polish up beautifully after several
weeks in a rock tumbler! The ridged, brown periostracum erodes away
leaving a very pretty white, blue, and purple shell.

Obligatory native fish content: Putting the large specimens in a rock
tumbler is a "good thing" for our native mussel (and fish) species.

Warning: shuck the meat out before tumbling!

Steve Haslouer
Environmental Scientist III
Bureau of Environmental Field Services
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 430
Topeka, KS 66612-1367

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Fax: (785) 291 - 3266

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