Re: NANFA-- FW: fish for experiments

Bruce Stallsmith (
Wed, 07 Nov 2001 11:49:36 -0500

Heteroclitus can be easily acclimated to freshwater, virtually
instantaneously. It's true that fathead minnows are used in toxicology
studies also; my suggestion for mummichogs is based on observing a number of
studies in action in Massachusetts and maybe being too familiar with the
journal Aquatic Toxicology (always a biggie...).

In truth, either species would work work, especially with the suggestion of
using a control.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

>Subject: Re: NANFA-- FW: fish for experiments
>Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 11:24:40 EST
>In a message dated 11/7/01 10:50:14 AM, writes:
><< wrote to her and suggested that she use mummichogs, Fundulus
>heteroclitus, >>
>Now she will be confused. I wrote to her and suggested the Fathead minnow -
>Pimephales promelas because it is often used to test toxicity and because
>is a freshwater species. The Mummichog needs brackish water. I also
>that she needed at least one more tank as a control.
>Lee Harper

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