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Re: Sand spam



Lee, did you ever look at Trigonectes eggs?  They are the most adhesive eggs
I have ever seen.  The peat sticks to the eggs so tightly that it's
impossible to see the egg surface using a microscope.
Dan Katz
----- Original Message -----
From: <LeeH920226 at aol_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: Sand spam


>
> In a message dated 1/2/03 5:20:00 PM, fisher25000 at yahoo_com writes:
>
> << Are Northo eggs sticky like Fp. type eggs are? Or do Northo eggs just
fall
> down and roll all over the place like Tetra type eggs do? >>
>
> Notho eggs (PLEASE note the spelling) are not adhesive. Most
Fundulopanchax
> eggs are also not adhesive when freshly laid until they have started to
> develop, then some of them adhere to peat making them difficult to see and
> separate. The same is true of many South American annuals. The only
freshly
> laid eggs That I have seen that are truly adhesive are unfertilized and
> fungused eggs. I have examined over 100 different species under the
> microscope to determine size and ciliated character (adhesiveness
related).
> Those with cilia are going to adhere to small peat particles, but it takes
a
> while.
>
> Lee Harper
> Media, PA
> USA
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