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Old 02/12/2013, 04:00 AM   #451
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Nice pucker lips. Haha.


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Old 03/02/2013, 08:17 AM   #452
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I just got my first clam, a crocrea that I picked up at the LFS. Nothing too spectacular.




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Old 03/03/2013, 03:06 AM   #453
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LOL, aus clams are very expensive, these range from $350-$450ea locally (except thes quomassa in the pic is really common and cheap and you can get them from $70) so by the time they got to the US for a working holiday they would charge you close to $1000. from $70.

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Far out man!! thats crazy! id be happy with one half that good.


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Old 03/03/2013, 09:22 AM   #454
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My Clams, 2x Tridacna maxima, 1x Tridacna crocea, 1x Tridacna derasa, 1x Hippopus hippopus


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Old 03/03/2013, 10:16 AM   #455
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Old 03/08/2013, 01:14 PM   #456
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Here's my latest addition- Gold Maxima



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Old 03/09/2013, 07:12 PM   #457
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This is when you wish gold colors would show up well on the screen


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Old 03/12/2013, 01:48 PM   #458
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These are clams ive had over the last 20 years










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Old 03/12/2013, 01:49 PM   #459
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Old 03/19/2013, 10:05 AM   #460
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Not mine, but THE MOST INSANE CLAM I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!



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Old 03/21/2013, 01:19 PM   #461
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Old 04/13/2013, 10:26 AM   #462
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Here are some of mine:
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Old 04/25/2013, 12:22 PM   #463
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Old 04/29/2013, 06:06 PM   #464
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Heres one I couldnt pass up.




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Old 05/14/2013, 05:16 PM   #465
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Old 10/29/2013, 01:22 AM   #466
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Thumbs up My Maxima Clam Collection.....

I have enclosed both "Top Down" and " Front Side" views for comparison purposes. The largest of the clams in this collection has been with me easily for 10+ years. Enjoy?

My largest Maxima, Arguably a Gigas:





Gold Tear Drop Maxima:





Tahitian Maximas: Gold and Teal Patterned, Gold and Blue Zebra Stripes, Blue Spotted/Drops












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Old 10/29/2013, 01:36 AM   #467
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Old 10/29/2013, 05:50 AM   #468
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I have enclosed both "Top Down" and " Front Side" views for comparison purposes. The largest of the clams in this collection has been with me easily for 10+ years. Enjoy?

My largest Maxima, Arguably a Gigas:


That clam is not a Gigas for sure. You said it is a Maxima? or Derasa?


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I agree with you that it's not a Gigas. Others have suggested it was. The pattern of the flesh looks like a Derasa....but the physical clam shape and texture is that of a Maxima. I can try and post shell pictures later this evening when it closes up a bit.


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I think it most look like a Squamosa. Looking at the mantle, different between Squamosa and Maxima and Crocea is the flat space between the two side of the mantle. This area is narrow in Maxima and Crocea while much wider in Squamosa. For example from your clam looking at the large teardrop you have and the clam we are taling about. Pay attention to this flat space and you can tell the differences. The color patern and likely the size is c/w Squamosa







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I have to agree. Out of several LFS and hobbyists I've asked....we've come to the same conclusion . I was making a judgement based on texture of physical clam shell. Thanks for clarifying. I learned something new today.....after keeping it for so long.


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Old 10/29/2013, 06:34 PM   #472
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Looking at the shell, that is a Squamosa 100% certain. How big is he?


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He's approx. 10" in width (flesh of mantle folds), and easily 14" in length, 6" tall (just the shell). The size of just the shell is approx. the size of a football.


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Old 11/03/2013, 04:00 PM   #474
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Old 11/20/2013, 08:33 PM   #475
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Can't get a true top down color, really golden. Any idea of species? I think it's maxima










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