Re: NANFA-- Spring must be here in Indianapolis

Scott Davis (
Wed, 7 Apr 2004 08:59:01 -0500

When it was really warm in Northern Illinois a week or so back, I was
surprised to see a bunch of egg rafts (which look like charcoal scratched
out with one's fingernails) floating with the first few daphnia. A number
were harvested in an old yogurt cup and brought in. A little tank water was
added and feeding to fry commenced that evening. Unhatched rafts were left
with the fry over the weekend.

When it cooled off the newly hatched mosquitos went on hold. They still were
at the second day stage yesterday when a fine mesh net brought them in for
interviews with the fry.

Weather people have reported mosquitoes blowing into Chicago land from Iowa
on strong winds. Would it be possible for southerly winds to blow mossies
from Missouri or Southern Illinois 300-400 miles north?

Thanks and all the best,
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