Re: NANFA-- rotenone effects
Tue, 10 Oct 2000 09:30:31 EDT

In a message dated 10/10/00 9:25:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< J.R. & all,

At the risk of revealing my ignorance (yet again), you called it an
ichthyocide. Does that mean that it is designed to kill fish, or it just
has that effect? If that IS it's sole purpose, what possible practical
application could it have? I can't think of a good one.

Steven A. Ellis
Kennesaw, GA >>


It's a natural derivative of a tropical vine. South American native people
used it to collect fish for food. Who knows how they stumbled upon it???

It's also sold in garden supply stores as an insecticide.

So, no it wasn't designed as an ichthyocide....just happens to work that way.


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