Re: NANFA-- "Brain Coral" Freshwater Bryozoans?
Sun, 11 Jun 2000 23:44:47 EDT

In a message dated 6/11/00 4:16:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< They may also be one of several types of colonial bacteria, such as
Butter" which Latin name escapes me at the moment. These forms love funky
water like it seems your source is. >>

Wow, I never heard of any colonial bacteria like that. Are they related to
cyanobacteria/blue-green "algae"? The water of this vernal pool is
tea-colored in appearance as one might expect. It's chock full o' Dapnia
magna, in late spring and early summer anyway.Dense red clouds of them, so
much so then when you dip your net in the water you will find little or no
mosquito larvae. Earlier in the year
there's a fair amount of fairy shrimp or whatever you call them (the things
that look like a larger version of sea monkeys). Plus all kinds of aquatic
insects and crustaceans.

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