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Re: NFC: Fw: Darters for a breeding program


Sounds like he could help the rest of us! 

I guess its help in obtaining new species.

We need more new members like this.

--- robert a rice <robertrice at juno_com> wrote:
> help for a new member
> Robert Rice
> NFC president
> www.nativefish.org
> --------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "Mullins, Jason" <jmullins at ingr_com>
> To: robertrice at juno_com
> Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 08:59:09 -0500
> Subject: Darters for a breeding program
> Message-ID:
> <2C61CCE8A870D211A523080009B94E430640EB13@hq5>
> Robert:
> My name is Jason Mullins.  I am currently collected
> several pairs of
> various
> darters for captive breeding.  I am in the process
> now of obtaining the
> proper information and required permits to collect
> the endangered
> Vermillion
> darter in a 2 mile stretch of a tributary about an
> hour south of me here
> in
> Alabama.  This specimen is exquisite and would be a
> real tragedy to lose
> forever.  I hope to successfully re-introduce
> captive bred Vermillions
> into
> this and other waterways.  Currently, I am breeding
> Etheostoma nigrum,
> Etheostoma caeruleum, the experience has proved very
> beneficial as I
> learn
> more everyday.  While attending college in
> Blacksburg, VA, I successfully
> bred Percina roanoka, which is a local species from
> where I grew up in
> Virginia.  
> Any advice would be appreciated, and also please let
> me know if you are
> willing to part with any darters you currently have.
> Thanks,
> Jason

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