Derek Parr (
Thu, 23 Mar 2006 09:41:53 -0500

if you ever sample a mermaid I do hope you'll tell us about it, instead
of worrying whether its on topic or not. ;p (And photos too!)

As far as I've understood what Todd is suggesting is that he wants an
invert specific list to attract his mussel buddies from this "unio" list
thing. I hope and would expect that the relatively loose nature of
discussion in this list would not change. Since the participants won't
really be changing.

Am I understanding all that correctly?
-derek parr

Jeremy Tiemann wrote:
> I see the advantages of having one list or separating into two lists,
> but I want to play devil's advocate:
> Where do you draw the line on what critters can be posted and which
> cannot? Although my main joys are fishes and mollusks, I enjoys
> sampling all the others (except the 's' animals... snakes, spiders, and
> scorpions... they are fine to look-in-from far, but don't expect me to
> handle them... yes, I am a wuss.). Do we stick with aquatic critters?
> Where do we draw the line on that? Herps? Waterfowl? Otters? Mermaids?
>> My vote goes to keeping it on one list. When I think of native fish I
>> don't exclude other freshwater animals. Most of us are interested in
>> the entire ecosystem and not just the animals with fins and back
>> bones. BTW when I was a kid the Poca River in W.Va. had some really
>> huge mussels,-in-least 10" long sometimes. I used to use them as bait
>> on my trot lines. Gas well drilling up stream pretty much caused their
>> extinction when I was about 12 years old.
>> moon
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