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Re: North American Killies
I have never come across any mention of a necessary winterization for
southern Fundulus. But, it doesn't get all that cold here, certainly by
midwestern or New England standards. The high temp today will be about 65
deg. F., and almost as warm through the weekend. I'm keeping most of my
Fundulus in a room just off of a greenhouse, so they're entrained to
daylight cycles. But the point is well taken that they would do better with
some kind of winter built into their life cycle.
sunny Huntsville, AL
>Date: Wed, 29 Dec 99 18:21:38 -0600
>From: Dale Deck <deck at ptcnet_net>
>Subject: Re: North American Killies
>I have had some experience with Fundulus sciadiacus a native
>of Nebraska. They will spawn only after being winterized for
>a period of time. I have not found out how long and at what temperature
>but have found they will not spawn after a 6 week period at 60 degrees.
>I did spawn some wild caught in May of this year.
>How true is this of the more southerly Fundulus, do all of them
>have to go through the cold spell.
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