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#1 dac343

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:14 PM

Toxolasma lividus lure
https://youtu.be/Vaqa3DKKCCM

 

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Epioblasma walkeri lure
https://youtu.be/ubghRNXN-eQ
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Lampsilis fasciola
https://youtu.be/OTpPJTuNgWA
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Lampsilis cardium lure
https://youtu.be/oYgdLBykkns
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Fusconaia subrotunda
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Ligumia recta prior to release
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Madtom use of mussel shell
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Creeper Strophitus undulatus
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Lasmigona costata hatchery reared
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Strophitus undulatus hatchery raised
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Top to bottom, Cumberland Bean Villosa trabilis, Painted Creek Shell Villosa taeniata, and Black Sandshell Ligumia recta
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Plain Pocketbook, Lampsilis cardium
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Black Sandshell, Ligumia recta
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#2 dac343

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:14 PM

Cumberland papershell Anodontoides denigrata
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Pistolgrip, Tritogonia verrucosa
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Fanshell with spit out lure, Cyprogenia stegaria
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Cumberland Elktoe, Alasmidonta atropurpurea
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Epioblasma triquetra hatchery raised
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Flatworm consuming Ligumia recta
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All pictures taken while working for KDFWR Center for Mollusk Conservation
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#3 mattknepley

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 07:40 AM

Neat stuff. Those pistol grips are not like any mussels I can recall seeing.
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#4 gerald

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 10:47 AM

Yeah, the Miss River Basin has way more river mussel species, shapes and colors than our Atlantic slope rivers.  Atlantic drainages do have a variety of species (around 30 i think in the Santee basin, NC-SC), but most of them look pretty much the same, and only a few have lures.  Thanks for posting those, David!  Any idea what type of flatworm is eating the kids ?


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#5 Isaac Szabo

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 12:12 PM

Interesting stuff. Thanks for sharing.



#6 dac343

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 05:18 PM

Pretty much KY, AL and TN are where its at for mussel diversity.  Pretty good variability found in headwater streams vs mainstem and even looking at the same species across multiple drainage's.  Fusconia flava kills me with its variability, hard species to ID. 

As far as flatworm species I can't really ID it.  The odd story about that picture is it occurred right when we really started to focus on the dangers of flatworms due to a paper being published discussing predation of flatworms on mussel larvae.  This picture is the only time I have ever actually witnessed it.


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#7 dac343

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 06:20 PM

Few more pics
 
Spectaclecase Cumberlandia monodonta
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lampsilis siliquoidea
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Purple wartyback Cyclonaias tuberculata
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Mapleleaf Quadrula quadrula
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Juvie L. cardium under scope
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#8 dac343

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 06:24 PM

Pimpleback Quadrula pustulosa
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Enjoying spots like this
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Epioblasma brevidens males on right female on left
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Variety of Cumberland drainage mussels
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Few other Cumberland mussels
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Pink heelsplitter . Potamilus alatus,
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Pink heelsplitter Potamilus alatus
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#9 dac343

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 06:27 PM

Epioblasma walkeri
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Wavy-rayed lampmussel Lampsilis fasciola
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Villosa taeniata
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#10 Kanus

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 11:11 PM

Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!


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#11 Josh Blaylock

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 02:19 PM

Awesome stuff David Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk

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