|Freshwater mussel have a variety of amazing ways of luring their host fish. Some use a portion of their mantle to mimic fish prey. Others release their glochidia in packets, called conglutinates, that are designed to entice fish to try to eat them. Click on the photos below to view more photos and video of the strategies of these species found in North Carolina.|
| Undescribed Lampsilis (Tar/Neuse/Cape Fear)|
| Eastern Pondshell|
|Tar River Spinymussel|
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See more fascinating video and pictures of mussel lures and conglutinates at The Unio Gallery.