Pick giant clams at low tides. Pick mangrove clams by running the fingers or toes up the roots of mangrove trees at the shoreline or in the sand just at the line of the beach. Dig out clams with the hands.
Keep clams in a container of clean sea water in a shady place. Can be chilled in ice. Can add cornmeal to the water or frozen for longer storage.
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Clams exist in a variety of species that can be found inboth marine and freshwater areas.
1. Giant clam (Tridacna gigas)
The giant clam has a colorful mantel or shell that is visible at low tide (Rody, 1982)
2. Mangrove clam (Enigmonia aenigmatica)
Mangrove clams are smaller in size and can be found around the roots of mangrove trees (Rody, 1982).