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Date:         Thu, 30 Nov 2006 16:31:39 -0600
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From:         David Campbell <pleuronaia@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Lost bag with fresh shells inside
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> The author's name is Li Taiwu, a Chinese Professor.. He did very much study on this item. He give many dates and figures . For example, the relation between alive days and temperature or the oxygen consumption , he gave the date of days of many mollusks specis can live without food<

I think the record holder is the freshwater mussel Uniomerus, able to survive at least a few years out of water. At least one Asian unionoid can survive a few months out of water-there's a Journal de Conchyliologie note about a specimen discovered to still be alive after shipping from Asia to France in the late 1800's. However, no indication of what taxon it might be was given.

-- Dr. David Campbell 425 Scientific Collections University of Alabama "I think of my happy condition, surrounded by acres of clams"

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