Ar-1240 IVORY BARNACLE, Balanus eburneus


A large, white barnacle that grows on wharf pilings. On high tides the shells open, and the feathery cirri rhythmically sweep the water for particles of food. When the tide drops the cirri are retracted, the shell plates close. This species has been successfully cultured in closed system aquariums. The eggs hatch and are brooded up to the nauplius stage within the mantle cavity of the barnacle. Larvae may be removed with a pipette. Size: 1-2 cm.

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Dozen: $25.50, Per 100: $70.00