RE: NANFA-- Looking for new N. Ohio fishes

Denkhaus, Robert (DenkhaR_at_Ci.Fort-Worth.TX.US)
Wed, 20 Mar 2002 11:46:23 -0600

> > What are "Buffalo Chips???".. Is this some kind of new
> spicy potato
> > chip???..
> They may or may not be spicy, but they sure are not new. I
> really doubt
> anyone would enjoy eating them other than flys though.

Actually, there's a diverse fauna associated with buffalo chips. In
addition to flies, dung beetles are very, very common in and under chips.
We have a particularly beautiful green species here. A large number of ant
species, including fire ants, utilize buffalo chips. Several bird and
rodent species will pick seeds out of the chips and hungry coyotes will
sometimes gobble up a steaming chip pile.

Aint it amazin' what gets discussed on this list? :)

Rob Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
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