> From Jeremy's websites that he referred me to, it very much does appear to
> be the "Fingernail Clam" as close as I can match my specimens to Jeremy's
> You never know what's been in your highway's and driveway's ditches until
> you do the Naturist thing, do you?
> Now I know of another fact and species that lives right here in my own
> yard! AMAZING!!!!
> Thanks for all the responses, and I'll still send samples to any folks of
> the NANFA list!
> I'll "clam-up" now on this subject. : )
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jeremy Tiemann" <jtiemann_at_inhs.uiuc.edu>
> To: <shinerscoop_at_bellsouth.net>
> Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 2:56 PM
> Subject: Re: NANFA-- RE: Mollusks
> > I can I can contact you off list as well. Do the clams have very
> > small ridges? Go to
> > http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/cbd/musselmanual/page174_5.html.
> > Do they look like that? If not, scroll through the various mussels
> > at http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/cbd/musselmanual/index.html. If not, let
> > me know.
> > Regardless, I am interested in what you found. Good luck.
> > Jeremy
> > >Hi all,
> > >
> > >Today I caught a few small, fingernail sized whitish-pinkish
> mussels/clams in
> > >a freshwater ditch that is nothing more than a drainage ditch under LA.
> Hwy 1
> > >near the town of Plaquemine, Louisiana. This ditch is vernal and only
> > >amount of water after rainfalls and if it weren't for the huge culverts
> > >retain moisture and a little water, it'd be totally dry. They are
> > >bivalves and that's all I know about them.
> > >
> > >Does anyone want to see them? Is there anyone on the list who are into
> > >mollusks?
> > >
> > >Regards,
> > >
> > >BG
> > --
> > Jeremy Tiemann
> > Biological Field Assistant
> > Illinois Natural History Survey
> > Center for Biodiversity
> > 607 E. Peabody Dr.
> > Champaign, IL 61820
> > Telephone: (217) 244-4594
> > Fax: (217) 333-4949
> > http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/staff/cbd/jtiemann.html
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