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Re: black gambusa (BOUNCE nfc at actwin_com: Non-member submission)

Message-ID: <000e01bdb4c2$9ff60ec0$742eb4cc at darrengnb_inter-intelli.com>
From: "Darren and Sharon Gill" <dsgill at email_msn.com>
To: <nfc at actwin_com>
Subject: Re: black gambusa
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 11:14:22 -0500

I used to live on a spring fed lake in Orlando, FL where I regularly
melanistic Gambusia and I can personally attest to the fact that after
collecting hundreds of males I remember seeing ONE female so they exist
must be incredibly rare.  I remember that the female was more olive-tan
color with black mottling as opposed to the more striking
background on the males.  She never conceived so they may even be

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Binkley <mbinkley at earthling_net>
To: nfc at actwin_com <nfc at actwin_com>
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 1998 8:24 AM
Subject: Re: black gambusa

>>I just got back from a little bit of neighborhood collecting.  I caught
>>several dozen gambusia, six of them were black or black mottled.  All were
>>males, what is the likely hood of black females?
>I've heard they exist, but have never seen them.
>Mark Binkley
>Columbus Ohio USA          <))><
>mbinkley at earthling_net
>Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him
>to use "the Net" and he won't bother you for weeks.