Template talk:Edible molluscs

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Organizing this navbox[edit]

I would like to modify this navbox. Please see here. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 02:43, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

I would have no objections to removing the notable dishes section, and even the topics section too. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 10:08, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Cuttlefish redlinks[edit]

Please leave them. I will stub them soon. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 03:14, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Purpose of this template[edit]

Because the template is about edible mollusks, we chose to organize it using seafood terms rather than formal taxonomy. This template is not primarily designed for malacologists. Many of these common names, including "Cockle", are grab-bag terms used by seafood dealers; these names have have almost no taxonomic significance on the family level. Thanks, Invertzoo (talk) 15:36, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

The template includes species that were eaten historically by indigenous peoples, species that are eaten locally but not bought and sold, in addition to species that are part of national or international seafood trade.

It is worth noting that almost all species of mollusks are (at least theoretically) edible. The flesh of some species is too bitter to be palatable, and some species are too small to be worth trying to eat. Other than the problems of fliter-feeding marine bivalves that can concentrate toxic microorganisms, very few species of mollusks once cooked are routinely poisonous or dangerous to eat. However a number of land snails and slugs carry parasites that are very dangerous to humans if the snail or slug is consumed raw or undercooked. I realize now that there is an Wikipedia article waiting to be written on the whole topic of edible mollusks! Invertzoo (talk) 16:47, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Image[edit]

I'm not sure about the image in the middle. I thought it was sort of supposed to be an icon. Now, all the groups beg for an image. You've opened up a clam of worms. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 02:00, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

So sorry that it took me so long to notice this note from Anna. I know it is kind of odd to show a dish of nerites, but I could not find a suitable image of a dish of cooked mollusks that was plain, not visually cluttered, and would be easy to understand at thumbnail size. If Anna or anyone else can find an image now that is more suitable, please feel free to remove this one and add a new one at the top somewhere. of course we could put an image of live clams or whatever, but I thought cooked mollusks would be more suitable. However I am totally open to suggestions! Invertzoo (talk) 13:23, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
LittleNeck clams USDA96c1862.jpg

Here is a photo of live clams that could perhaps go at the top, but I don't think it "reads" very well. if people like it, they can feel free to put it in, or find something better instead. Invertzoo (talk) 22:03, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

Adding links to two templates[edit]

I don't know if this is considered an odd thing to do, but I added links to the templates about bivalve anatomy and gastropod anatomy. I figured that some curious people who eat mollusks might like to know more about the structures they are consuming. Invertzoo (talk) 13:17, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

better to link to Gastropoda#Anatomy since the articles provide more information. Frietjes (talk) 13:28, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
OK! Not a bad idea. Invertzoo (talk) 22:45, 12 October 2013 (UTC)