Good time to respond to off topic, but stay on topic... :)
So my horneyhead chubs are gettin' all in the mood. Males all bumpy, =
the females all fat and gravid. They have one place where they all =
congregate, a gravel area behind a branch on the driftwood that is =
somewhat seculded, and receives some current, but not a lot. =20
The males aren't fighting, nor are they even chasing each other. The =
females do, however, chase each other from time to time. The spotfin =
shiners and dusky darters try and get back there, but are chased off by =
both sexes. They allow the longear to go back there, however. =20
Boths sexes come out of their little cove there to eat, but only a =
couple individuals-in-a time, and that's about it. Best I know, there =
are 2 males and 4 females. =20
Are they like "cluster but in a nest" spawning? I would have thought =
they would have built their own nests all over the place. Any thoughts?
And on with the off topic discussion for those interested :)
From: owner-nanfa-l-in-nanfa.org on behalf of dlmcneely-in-lunet.edu
And I wonder what you would do if someone came into your home, threw a
chunk of metal-in-you, grabbed you and tossed you around, and then did
it again? :-} Maybe you'd be a "mean lil sob"?
This was a known response variable (that I'm a mean lil' sob upon =
provocation). I understand it comes as a part of my Scottish heritage.
However, in light of that fact... I would never jump out, bite and cause =
a ruckus, just because someone was walking _by_ my house, whatever it =
was that I was calling my house-in-that moment in time. :)
While I had not relayed these types of stories in my original email... =
There certainly are plenty that exist.
I guess the point is... No mas with the Northern watersnake :)
The Muddy Maumee Madness, Toledo, OH
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
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