RE: NANFA-- winter collecting in KY

Bruce Stallsmith (
Mon, 30 Dec 2002 21:12:20 -0500

The stonerollers have less easily available food in the winter. But, they're
also in colder water, which will lower their metabolic rates and thus their
caloric requirements. As ectotherms, their body temperature will be that of
their external environment.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: "Crail, Todd" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: RE: NANFA-- winter collecting in KY
>Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 09:56:25 -0500
>Yeah which is really weird because now that these stonerollers have warmed
>(tubercles are starting to pop up :) are the most active fish in the
>even more so than the dace. I guess they really close down in the cold.
>Would make sense, since their food sources are going to be a bit more slow
>growing for the next couple months.
>I wonder if they switch more to cyanobacteria and slime algaes in the
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