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Burrowing behavior of freshwater mussels

October 26, 2020

Data include burrowing behavior of juvenile freshwater mussels (Lampsilis siliquoidea); Villosa constricta; Megalonaias nervosa; Villosa iris; Lampsilis powellii; and Anodonta oregonensis) in three types of sediment [a sand/silt/clay mixture (49 percent sand) with a total organic carbon (TOC) content of about 3 percent obtained from northeastern Minnesota, a predominantly fine sand (82 percent sand) with a TOC content of about 1 percent obtained from southwest Missouri, and a coarse commercial sand with a diameter of less than 0.5 mm (Granusil, number 4030)].