In many cases, slight differences in position between still images were found to be due to the animals repositioning, or rotating around their byssus
, rather than "walking." Thus, a minimum distance of 1 mm was used as the threshold value for all translocation movements.
Gosline, "Mechanical design of mussel byssus
: material yield enhances attachment strength," Journal of Experimental Biology, vol.
These metabolites may act directly on the mussel inhibiting or stimulating byssus
"Many researchers have studied mussel glue before," Qin said, referring to the sticky substance that anchors byssus
threads to a surface.
In fact, byssus
is even stronger when facing chaotic forces; it can withstand impacts in a dynamic, sloshing environment that are up to nine times stronger than the strain of being pulled in one direction.
Whereas in the control group, normal byssus
production and attachment was noticed (Table 4).
However such an environment is conducive to the entrapment of sand particles by the byssus
threads of the horse mussels.
The scallop can cast off the byssus
at will, move, and soon produce another.
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Mussels, for instance, have byssus
threads that anchor them to the rock.
Mytilene aux beaux choeurs, indolemment couchee, Gonflera sous tes yeux ses voiles de byssus
, Et ses vierges viendront t'apporter leur jonchee De roses, de fenouil, d' iris et de crocus.
organic matter -- 9.2 Mytilus byssus
1.8 <0.1 Lady crab %FRE %VOL Number of nonempty foreguts 352 Plant material 2.8 0.3 Hydrozoa 1.4 <0.1 Mollusca, unid.