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tuft of strong filaments by which e

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The percentage of oysters lacking byssi in this group was 4.
All individuals in the 30-mo-old oyster group had byssi with diameters ranging from 4.
When other factors such as cost of equipment, labor, and ease of construction were considered along with growth and survival, the method of natural hanging on a wire collector is highly advisable in Li'an Lagoon because this method takes advantage of the strong byssi of winged oysters, substantially reduces cost, is easy to construct, and promotes increased growth.
In this group, the oysters settled firmly on the wire with their byssi and had to be cut down for measurement, once they were cut down, they were unable to return to the original wire collectors and thus had to be removed, which made estimation of survival rate difficult.
Mussels react to environmental stress, such as high temperature, by cutting their byssi off and trying to sink.