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Mussel Gallery

"I got a mussel! It's been working out." —New Horizons

The mussel is a deep-sea creature introduced in New Horizons. Diving is the only way to obtain it.

Donation to the museum

In New Horizons

Upon donation to the museum or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers the curator will say:

"Did you know the mussel has a beard?! Hoo! It's true! Well, partially true, anyway. Mussels have a special gland that secretes a thing called "bysuss" or "byssal thread." They use these tough beard-like fibers to anchor themselves to rocks and keep themselves in place. So, you see, the mussel's beard is functional rather than merely stylish. Then again, perhaps all beards should be this way."

Capture Quotes

"I got a mussel! It's been working out." —New Horizons

Encyclopedia information

New Horizons

Deep-Sea Creature
Encyclopedia Information
Mussel nh.png
"It's been working out."
Current Active Hours All day
Months active (north) Jun–Dec
Months active (south)



Further Information

Main article: Mussel on Wikipedia


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