Episode 208 - Fresh Water Farming   addthis
Washboard mussels which are native to the Tennessee Lake. These aren’t eating mussels, but used for producing freshwater pearls. The biggest and healthiest mollusks are implanted with a tiny piece of shell. That shell fragment acts as a seed, an irritant around which the mussel creates a pearl for protection.

 

 

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Tennessee Farm Bureau  Federation
Tennessee Department of Agriculture

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