March 3, 2011- Quahogs Are In!

It's that time of year again. Quahog broodstock is in and conditioning downstairs. 32 little beauties, selected for fast growth and sign of ample wampum on the inside of the shell. 

The clams are being held at 180 C and fed a mix of live algal food: Chaetoceros gracilis, Tetraselmis chui and Isochrysis. After 4 weeks of this lovely spa treatment, they will be ready for parenthood. The first spawn of the season is scheduled for April 14.