No, These Clams Are Not Doing What You Think They Are
Do you remember watching an old cartoon and wondering if clams really do lick salt with their tongues? Two videos have come up on YouTube showing clams seemingly licking their lips, and reaching out for the salt even. Only, that’s not what’s happening here.
Are you ready to have your mind blown? Watch a video of it in action first and then find out the truth.
Believe it or not, that is the clam’s foot. No, it’s not a foot the same way we have feet, but it is the closest descriptor we have for it. It’s what clams use to move around.
Clams actually eat through two siphons, which allow them to course water in and out of their body. Still, it’s fascinating to watch, isn’t it?