NANFA-L-- Chrosomus firing up.

Crail, Todd (tcrail-in-UTNet.UToledo.Edu)
Fri, 2 Dec 2005 12:42:21 -0500

Hi gang,

My rainbow shiners are really showing the magenta flecks, the females look
gravid and all of them are rooooosy. I can see a little lateral purple on the
dominant males. How much pre-spawn flash have they done for you folks who've
spawned them? Is this an indication of a spawn, or are they just feeling
sassy and large? It's not like they got cold or anything (just down to 62 the
last three weeks), so I'm not even sure the eggs will work if they do.

I'm looking forward to the color and photographs, but not so much the swan
song they apparently sing a week later. Fort Payne is a loooooooong way from

Speaking of Fort Payne... I've been reading up on the skirmishes around 1812.
I was looking-in-some of the Creek resistance story and found this map: Really weird looking-in-NW
Alabama without all the impoundments. Wish I could have seen it back then.

Okay... I'm about to embark on a field sample. This is 12 hours in the field.
It is 27 degrees F. I hope I can get it done before the freeze. Ugh.

The ICY Maumee Madness, Toledo, OH
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