A pearl is a hard object produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of
a living ... Cultured or farmed pearls from pearl oysters and freshwater mussels
make up the majority of those c...
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Aug 5, 2014 ... Quick Questions gives you the low-down on how oysters turn a tiny bit of gunk
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Most jewelry is fashioned out of precious metals and jewels that are found buried
in the Earth, but pearls are found inside a living creature, an oyster. Pearls are ...
Nov 20, 2012 ... An oyster forms pearls by secreting a mineral substance called nacre and uses it
to quarantine an irritant.
Live oysters below the surface of the sea grow pearls. ... carefully open live pearl
oysters, and with surgical precision make an incision in the oyster's body. Then ...
How Do Oysters Make Pearls? In order to understand how oysters make pearls,
you must understand an oyster's body composition. Oysters, which are a type of ...
Dec 9, 2012 ... It does so by causing the mantle to cover the irritant with layers of nacre. ... While
any oyster — and clams and mussels — can produce pearls, ...
Natural Pearls. Though it is a nice thought, pearls unfortunately are not oyster
babies. They are actually oyster irritants. Natural pearls, sometimes called
Prior to setting up your aquarium for pearl oysters, research the type of ... Sea
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Natural Pearls form when an irritant - usually a parasite and not the proverbial
grain of sand - works its way into an oyster, mussel, or clam. As a defense ...