Asian clams: Change pH of the water
Overall effectiveness category Awaiting assessment
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
The ability of Asian clams Corbicula spp. to lay down their calcium-rich shells will be reduced in more acidic (lower pH) conditions. Molluscs are rarely found in waters with a pH of less than 6.0-6.5 and the use of acid dosing to lower pH has been used to effectively control other invasive bivalves (Claudi et al. 2012).
Claudi R., Graves A., Taraborelli A.C., Prescott R.J. & Mastitsky E. (2012) Impact of pH on survival and settlement of dreissenid mussels. Aquatic Invasions, 7, 21-28.