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Pin Quahog


Price: $12.00
Item Number: 0013
Manufacturer: Drummer Cove Design
Manufacturer Part No: 0013
A Quahog is a kind of mollusk that has a shell divided into two pieces called valves. This shell is 1 3/4 " wide, 1 1/2 " high and weighs 0.8 ounces.
 
The hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria), also known as a quahog (or quahaug), round clam, or hard-shell (or hard-shelled) clam, is an edible marine bivalve mollusk which is native to the eastern shores of North America, from Prince Edward Island to the Yucatán Peninsula. It is one of many unrelated edible bivalves which in the United States are frequently referred to simply as clams, as in the expression "clam digging". Older literature sources may use the systematic name Venus mercenaria; this species is indeed in the family Veneridae, the venus clams.

Confusingly, the "ocean quahog" is a different species, Arctica islandica, which, although superficially similar in shape, is in a different family of bivalves: it is rounder than the hard clam, usually has black periostracum, and there is no pallial sinus in the interior of the shell.

The technique of replicating the exact shape of sea creatures was developed by Jeff Mitchell, a pewter smith who lives in Wellfleet, Cape Cod. All Sea Creatures are cast in a high grade, lead-free pewter.

© 2010 Jeff Mitchell           - www.drummercove.com -                        P/N: 0013

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