Aquaculturing gigas clams

Aquaculturing gigas clams

Postby Zante » Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:21 pm

I have done some research on this, but I've only found vague references of a test project to aquaculture giga clams by an australian research entity dating back to 2002 or so.

Does anyone have some more recent news?
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Re: Aquaculturing gigas clams

Postby Luis A M » Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:00 pm

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Re: Aquaculturing gigas clams

Postby Zante » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:55 am

The article doesn't mention gigas clams
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Re: Aquaculturing gigas clams

Postby Luis A M » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:29 pm

I know,but culture protocols shouldn´t be much different among species.
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Re: Aquaculturing gigas clams

Postby Luis A M » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:29 pm

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Re: Aquaculturing gigas clams

Postby Zante » Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:17 am

Ah... I see where the misunderstanding may have arisen. I'm not looking to grow them myself. Unfortunately I simply cannot.

I'm just looking to add a small gigas clam to my aquarium, but since they are rare and protected I was wondering if aquaculturing programs had been successful and wether it were possible to find one legally without having to remove one from the environment.

Also, even if it were possible for me to attempt to breed them, I'd still need the broodstock.
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Re: Aquaculturing gigas clams

Postby Zante » Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:20 am

I was asking here because I assumed that people on this forum might be more up to date with breeding attempts.
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Re: Aquaculturing gigas clams

Postby Luis A M » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:02 pm

Right,I was under the idea that you were considering to breed them in tanks :oops:
T.gigas has been farm raised since the 80´s,in the Phillipines and elsewere.It is very unlikely that you could find a wild caught specimen nowadays.
Additionally,gigas is much less sought after because it is less colourful than the other species.
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Re: Aquaculturing gigas clams

Postby Zante » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:09 am

I don't suppose you have any leads on these farms in the Philippines?
Even somewhere to start.
I have done some research by myself, but come up blank.
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Re: Aquaculturing gigas clams

Postby Luis A M » Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:47 pm

Check Coral magazine,vol 9,issue 6 :wink:
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