Mussels reproduce during the month of September- October. So this season is the best for mussels farming. Mussels give birth to more than 1000 young ones at a time. Such young ones have to be collected first. Using a knife or so, these young mussels need to be plucked from the rocks and then must be cleaned in sea water. Fresh water is not compatible for mussels and they will die if cleaned in fresh water. The young mussels should be tied on to a rope of one and half meters length and tied tightly in a soft cloth.
Mussels farming should be done in salt water lakes where there are tidal waves. In such lakes, first we have to prepare a thatched shed, buy fixing poles in the lake lengthwise and breadthwise. On the breadthwise poles, the mussels tied on the rope should be hanged. These ropes of mussels should be hanged about 6 inches from the bottom of the pole, so that the mud will not mix with the mussels, tampering its growth. The mussels submerged in water, grows rapidly and the cloth tied around the young mussels wither away gradually. By this time, the mussels are big enough to cling on to the ropes with the fibers they produce.
As said earlier, rivers and lakes or backwaters that have tidal waves are ideal for farming mussels since the sea water contains a lot of micro organisms. Only if the water is replenished regularly, the mussels will attain a healthy growth. Lakes or backwaters are good for mussel farming than rivers since there is a chance of the shed flowing away in rivers and in high rain the salinity of the river goes off and the water becomes fresh. If there is no such threat, mussels can be cultivated in rivers also.