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Image from page 115 of “Ocean wonders: a companion for the seaside” (1879)

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Identifier: oceanwonderscomp00damo
Title: Ocean wonders: a companion for the seaside
Year: 1879 (1870s)
Authors: Damon, William Emerson, 1838-
Subjects: Marine animals Aquariums
Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress

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ium, neithertroubling their neighbors nor me; in fact, though I ratherlike the little creature, which I have had for more than ayear, I have never yet been able to elicit from it a glance ofaffection or even recognition ! Mya arenaria.—Did anybody ever think of the prosaicclam as an object of scientific interest—the veritable softclam, which is a staple article in our markets % Despise itnot; it has its virtues, besides those suc-culent ones recognized by the connoisseursof the table. Writers on the aquariumusually pass this animal by, or contentthemselves with remarking that it willnot thrive in the aquarium. My experi-ence does not coincide with this. I havehad one in a healthy, lively condition fora long time, and have found it of quitesufficient interest to pay for the room itoccupies. Its manner of sustenance is pro-vided for by the simple arrangement of adouble tube through which the food-bearing current enters.These tubes are furnished with a delicate, pretty, white fringe,

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Soft Clam {Mya are-naria).

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