Re: NANFA-L-- Whirling Disease

Peter Unmack (peter.lists at)
Thu, 28 Apr 2005 14:00:26 -0500 (CDT)

On Thu, 28 Apr 2005, Todd D. Crail wrote:

> Does anyone know what the procedure is for the mop up? 6% bleach solution?

I would track down folks who work on whirling disease and ask them as I'm
sure this is an issue hatcheries have had to deal with. Also, check
around-in-school for an autoclave, every biology department probably has
one. That is your best best for cleaning stuff. I don't know about how
it would work with rocks, gravel or driftwood, but I'm sure you could do a
test or check into it. One thing you have to be careful of is that rocks
that have been soaked in water for a long time can explode. Besides heat,
it might be difficult to really steralize them.

The other question is, are you really sure that you have whirling disease?
Have you had a vetinary specialists that works on fishes diagnose it for
you? Some of this stuff can be very difficult to diagnose.

Another question is, how did you get it? How will you be able to avoid
getting it in the future?

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