RE: NANFA-- Re: silversides

Denkhaus, Robert (DenkhaR_at_Ci.Fort-Worth.TX.US)
Wed, 18 Oct 2000 09:43:09 -0500

<<Rob Denkhaus wrote:
<I have had individuals expire within 10 minutes of being in the bucket no
how carefully they were handled in the net.>

I'm sure you've probably thought of this but just in case..., have you
tried a different bucket? Perhaps the bucket or some other piece of your
collecting gear is contaminated with something silversides are particularly
sensitive to.>>

I don't think that bucket contamination is the problem since I keep about 20
buckets available at all times. I take groups of kids out sampling aquatic
inverts and other critters and have to maintain lots of equipment. All of
the buckets are treated the same and I can't imagine that I have had the
misfortune to get the same "contaminated" bucket every time that I tried to
bring in silversides. Thanks for the thought though. Any others?

Rob D.

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