Sampling for Freshwater Mussels,
ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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Mr. David Nelson discussed methods for construction and use of various types of mussel sampling gear. He described use of the brail, modified rakes and pitchforks, the basket, and dipnet dredge. Detailed drawings and lists of parts for these and other mussel collecting equipment can be found in IR-83- , An Instruction Manual for Freshwater Mussels by Miller and Nelson, available from WES. Questions, comments, and responses following Mr. Nelsons presentation were transcribed and edited and have been placed in this report. In addition, pictures of selected types of sampling gear have been included.