Re: NANFA-- wild daphnia - where do you find them? When do you
Wed, 25 Jun 2003 21:02:56 EDT

In a message dated 6/25/03 2:25:53 PM US Central Standard Time, writes:

<< If you live in a somewhat wooded or heavily grassed area, look for
depressions which could form temporary ponds. (Or maybe even puddles off of
livestock areas - funky but lots of organics for food).

There is a wooded area in front of LIz's apartment that is flooded some of
the time. I will take my brine shrimp net and see what turns up.

Would tadpoles eat daphnia in temporary ponds? I happened to stop yesterday
at a couple of spots in Decatur County, Indiana. One had few small temporary
puddles where someone had dug out gravel; all were teaming with tadpoles.
The other one was a natural swamp area which I think I can get permission to
check out. The owner's son said there were numerous springs and an artesian well
that feeds the area but no fish that he knows of. Lots of mosquitos, he
warned. Might be worth checking out for daphnia.

Chuck Church
Indianapolis, Indiana USA
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