NANFA-- Freshwater Drum Sources in and around Ohio

Bob Bock (
Wed, 21 Apr 2004 18:18:30 -0400 (EDT)

Hi all,

I am new to the list...a grad student working with freshwater mussels.
As many of you (most/all?) may be aware, the majority of freshwater
mussels in the family Unionidae require fish hosts to parasitize and
transform into adults. I am working with a mussel that uses freshwater
drum as a host and would like to acquire naive (with respect to mussels)
specimens, if possible. Does anyone have or know of sources for drum in
or around Ohio? It is fine if they are wild, but have been in captivity
(and not in contact with mussels for some time...a year would be ideal).
Thanks for any help or suggestions, feel free to respond on or off list
(whatever is most appropriate).

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