Gerald Pottern (
Fri, 24 Mar 2006 12:29:06 -0800 (PST)

OK how about this: we create a separate "NANFA Mussel
& Inverts" list, and the member posting decides
whether their post is mainly of interest to invert
specialists (post to Mussel & Invert list only) or of
general interest to everyone who loves aquatic
critters (post it to BOTH lists). That way folks on
the Fish list get a smattering of whats going on on
the Inverts list and can pop over there when something
strikes their fancy. And if you see somebody else's
post on one list that both groups might appreciate, go
ahead and fwd it to the other list. Also, i think
having both words in the List Name is important;
"mussel" because its a keyword that fluvial/lacustrine
malacologists will seek out (they get bigger grants
than bug people), and "inverts" because we want it
all-inclusive and interesting to non-scientists.


>>Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 05:03:11 -0800 (PST)
From: Jeff Grabarkiewicz
Subject: RE: NANFA-L--

>> I would vote for a separate list. I don't (or very
rarely) post mussel questions/surveying results
because I would probably be doing so once a week or
more...and I wasn't sure how list members would feel
about that. And I didn't want to "clog" up all the
good fish information that comes through. Maybe this
isn't as big an issue as I thought though.

>> I've been waiting for a more informal mussel
outlet. I'd love to hear what people in other states
are uncovering as far as unionids. It seems that too
often I share interesting Ohio and Michigan findings
with just 3 or 4 people.
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