Re: NANFA-L-- And now for something completely different...

Todd D. Crail (tcrail-in-UTNet.UToledo.Edu)
Wed, 23 Aug 2006 17:26:50 -0400

Yeah, pretty good outside the Cumberlandian Province, huh? :) It actually
might have been 29. I wasn't sure about wether ellipse were found there,
which I was seeing some really weird small "muckets". I guess that's the
part that sucks about not being able to take a dead voucher. My camera was
dead from the spill, so well, someone else would have to spend the gas to
find out.

Fate and fortune have found it's way between Huntsville and Toledo, Bruce
and those to the south. My very close friend went to China for summer study
and met herself a fella studying at AL A&M (an upstate NY white guy none the
less lol) who's a herper and a field dude and would be perfectly content
teaching at a small liberal arts school (that's all frowned upon in my here

Anyway, he's got this fella, some local there, that's an old river rat on
the Paint Rock that guides him around in canoes. I think we're gonna have a
trip here before too long now that I have someone to split the gas with :)

He said they were looking at mussels last time, and they got this "THING"
that was huge and ripple-ey and it scared them lol. Mmmmm...

The Mussel Midden Madness, Toledo, OH
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Stallsmith" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 2:50 PM
Subject: RE: NANFA-L-- And now for something completely different...

> Holy poops, you found 28 species of mussels in one outing at one site?
> That's astonishingly good. We found a single sheepnose in the Tennessee
> immediately south of Huntsville over two months of diving, collecting and
> relocating about 5200 individual mussels.
> --Bruce Stallsmith
> along the summery Tennessee
> Huntsville, AL, US of A
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