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Re: [Live-foods] Daphnia Disaster

<<  I can understand why he emptied the pond. In my job I see rain water
filled containers of all kinds all sunmmer long, all swarming with mosquito
larvae. Since in this area we have the disease that makes birds fall out of
the sky dead, rampant mosquito refugia are all the more repulsive. I know
the difference between daphnia and mosquitos but you can't expect the
average person to. He probably thought he was doing you and your neighbors a
big favor. <<

<< I have cultured daphnia outside, and eventually the culture get invaded
by predators such as glass worms that can quickly comsume an entire daphnia
population. You can usually get three or four years in before the predators
find your stash. After that, they check every year, . . . <<<

One of the neat things about raising your own live food is the diverse
experiences that different people can have with the same food.  My daphnia
cultures lasted for at least 10 years, dieing out in the winter but coming
back in the spring.  (I also raised them indoors in the winter.)  Unlike 
Dan's experience, my daphnia cultures were invaded only by bloodworms and
mosquito larva, at least so far.

Here in SE PA we no longer hear of dead birds falling from the sky, and only
rarely of people coming down with West Nile.  We survived so-called
"epidemics" of rabid raccoons, swine flu, equine sleeping sickness, Lyme
disease, and similar hysterias that were spawned, in part, by the media.
But there will be another one, no doubt.

Just leave my daphnia tubs alone. <g>



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