RE: NANFA-L-- Sculpin temperature tolerance

Mike Bessert (mbesser1 at
Fri, 16 Sep 2005 10:45:24 -0500

Todd -

1. Good luck with those brook silversides. I've tried in the past, but
haven't had much success.

2. What kind of gear will you be using for your Miami R's survey? I know
blue suckers would be a longshot with any type of gear, but in the event
that you come up with any... (a little clip in ethanol would be great).
BTW: for those of you who are on my project list and haven't heard from
"blue sucker central" in awhile, I will be sending out an update soon!

3. Ah, the lamprey photo. Would this be the one Nick Lang included in his
presentation in Little Rock last summer? Hilarious! The best I can do is a
good leech photo from a Fundulus sciadicus excursion in Missouri two months

Mike Bessert
University of Nebraska

"...still wondering if the West Coast offense is too complicated for college

From: owner-nanfa-l at [owner-nanfa-l at] On Behalf Of
Todd D. Crail

I had a guess like this about brook silversides as well below a very very
very eutrophied lake with amazing amounts of suspended fine clay
particles... Very counter intuitive for silversides. The plan is to give
them a comprehensive premptive treatment and see if we can't do better than
the two weeks (and feeding) but still dying without any treatment. I hope I
can get them through... They'd sure be nice to keep, and this seems to be
the genotype to work with.

Speaking of getting those fish... I'll be doing a fairly comprehensive
survey of the Great and Little Miami Rivers next weekend. Anyone need fin
clips of anything that would occurr there? We're going after greensides,
but I'm sure we're going to run into a lot of other things and will already
be set up to make those collections. We'll be doing the same for the Scioto
and Muskingum later this fall.

Also, Mike S, good to see you back in these parts. Rex Strange (a former
member of Mayden's lab) presented a semi-comprehensive look at all North
American taxa at the Lake Erie Center this summer for part of our public
seminar series. We dropped in a slide of a certain someone with an Ohio
lamprey attached to his forehead. Hope that was okay. The folks at the
meeting sure appreciated it :)

The Muddy Maumee Madness, Toledo, OH
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