Devices and Designs
Flipfloat- 39in. by 23in. by 6in. Holds up to 300 market-size oysters. Use with standard ADPI bags.
Bottom cage- 39in. by 23in. by 6in. Holds up to 300 market-size oysters. Use only with firm bottom.
These ADPI bags can be purchased from vendors offering aquaculture supplies. The fine-mesh bag on the left is for new oyster spat. The larger mesh bag on the right is for juvenile oysters 3/4" to 1&1/2 in. long. Larger oysters do not require a bag if kept in a float.
Some tools we use for making cages. We also use power or hand saws for cutting the 4 inch thin-wall drain pipe for the floatation devices. Note- do not use thick-wall (schedule 40) PVC.
Bender- Handy for making your own floats and cages. Options- 42in. or 50in.
Taylor float- 3ft. by 2 ft. by 1 ft. Holds up to 400 market-size oysters. With or without lid. Use with standard ADPI bags.
Tidal tumbler- 36 in. long by 12 in. diameter. Holds up to 150 market-size oysters. Hangs on line beneath dock. Can be set to tumble automatically with tide change. See diagram below.
Spat Tube, fits inside a Tidal Tumbler. Small or medium mesh available. Start with 1000 spat and move to larger containers as they grow.
Rough Rider- 36 in. long by 12 in. diameter. Holds up to 150 market-size oysters. Hangs on line beneath dock. Good for high-energy water on big rivers and Bay. All wire construction minimizes fouling.