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Re: Die Velvet DIE !!
Regarding acriflavine, velvet, and light. Acriflavine in solution degrades in light. That's why it is in a dark bottle. It is also why I recommend buying the powder from a chemical supply house and mixing small amounts as needed. Velvet is more than one dinoflagellate, according to Dr. Noga at NCSU Vet School. This may account for discrepancies in his view and mine as to whether photosynthesis can be blocked and velvet limited by turning off the lights. I think it works and he doesn't. We disagree on whether these things photosynthesize. The jury is still out while Dr. Levy at the same institution works on the taxonomy of velvet organisms. This is why I asked for live fish with velvet a few times in the past few years. I think they have all they need, but if Dr. Noga calls again about needing live specimens for more work, I hope you fellows will respond. There are questions about velvet that, after all these years, we still can't answer with unanimity.
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