Re: NANFA-- black gambusia
Thu, 2 May 2002 20:24:12 EDT

In a message dated 5/2/02 5:19:04 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

I have thousands of regular gambusia that are so jam packed in the local
runoff golf course stream that when you look in on a sunny day its like
looking at silver sheets of tinfoil swimming by. Maybe a few of your males
couldn't hurt because I would love to try to breed them with the "regular"
females I have if you couldn't manage to dig up any. Hopefully I would get a
nice ratio of black males.
I'll be glad to try it but I'm betting it don't work like that. I think the
black males are caused by environmental stress. I always find them most
frequently in polluted water. The water these males come from I'm betting has
something strange about it. Nothing in it but huge tadpoles and gambusia.
I'll see about getting together some for you and Gordon.

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