We have just gotten our seed clams from the hatchery. This bucket contains 200,000 babies. The seed will spend the summer in the nursery trays to protect them from predators like crabs, fish and birds. This is the first step in our process (see items 2 and 3 below in my post about shellfish farming and sustainability).
We stock them at a density of about 3000 animals/tray and by the fall they will be about thumbnail sized.