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The lab of crassus

Written by Ivan on . Posted in The thick shelled river mussel


Major construction work has been completed and only smaller adjustments remain to be done. According to our expert and surveyor of the constructions, the work done is of highest quality. Thus, the lab will be fully operational this spring, after that aquariums and equipments have been put into place in April. An opening ceremony is planned for in August. Until then, we call for suggestions of a proper name of the lab, including a catchy lay-out for the sign which will crown the facility!

Now it is time to fill the lab with aquariums, pumps, water, fish and mussels…


One year ago…

We continue to deliver!

//Ivan, Vips, Dan och Marteeng

Lea brought Fyleån Creek LIFE

Written by Ivan on . Posted in Communication, Re-introduction of Unio crassus, River Fyleån

Success. After the press conference, the mussels echoed loudly the following days in no more than three major newspapers, two TV-channels and two radio shows.  

Sveriges RadioSVTTV4SydsvenskanYstad AllehandaSkånskanSupermiljöbloggen

For the first time in ever in Sweden, the thick shelled river mussel (Unio crassus) was subjected for re-introduction after being farmed artificially in laboratory by Lea Schneider and parts of the UC4LIFE crew.

During the press conference, we focused on the scientific part of the project, and the fact that we have cracked the life cycle enigma (the identification of host fish species) and developed farming techniques which able us to breed and re- introduce juvenile mussels into areas where it has become extinct.

Approximately 2000 juveniles of Europe’s most threatened mussel species were released in the newly re-meandered Fyleån Creek. The mussels were put into enclosures, so that survival and growth rates can be monitored in the future.

We are grateful for the creative support by the Landowners; Högestad and Röddingeberg, The Water Council, Tomelilla Municipality and the people in the Valley!

UC4LIFE//Ivan and Lea



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