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Noticed this morning clam tipped to his side a little and noticed 2 Strings coming from the bottom where his foot should be

 

I have seen a little type spaghetti worm waving near him and thought it could be a worm trying to get near his foot ?

 

his foot is obviously not attached as you can see in this picture

 

is it a worm ?

is it something to do with his foot ?as I gently tried to brush them off thinking it was worms and they are very strong ?

 

any help and advice would be great 

otherwise clam fully extended doing great as far as I’m aware

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My clam has the same strings near his foot too, I'm no clam expert but I'm guessing it is part of their foot and it's normal.  

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They are called byssal threads. It’s how the clam attaches itself.

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1 hour ago, RayWhisperer said:

They are called byssal threads. It’s how the clam attaches itself.

Thank you very much for letting me know

 

I tried to google and couldn’t see any similar pictures !

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Byssal threads are usually a mass of threads. My guess is yours are just starting to be produced, or the byssal gland was damaged when the animal was harvested. Just to be clear, I say harvested because most tridacnids are actually farmed for food and aquarium, not wild collected.

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Byssal gland and byssal threads.

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