dead sticklebacks (was RE: NANFA-- NANFA digest)

Jay DeLong (
Wed, 29 Nov 2000 10:32:51 -0800

> Also, I have seen sticklebacks put into a bucket that had some bleach
> residue in it. They all died. Thanks for the lesson Jay ;)
> Jeff Kruse

Geez, Jeff, I bet I can talk to your wife and get some good stories on you,
too :-)
Okay, I confess I did it. On the Tulalip Creek loach hunt a couple summers
back, Jeff and Richard Bell wanted to keep some sticklebacks. Trying to be
a good trip coordinator, I had brought a few buckets, and we found out the
hard way I had used one of them to disinfect some salmon tagging equipment
the week before. The fish in that bucket all died and the ones in the other
buckets lived. That was too bad, because there's no reason to subject any
animal to a prolonged painful death, even a fish. I don't put fish in
formalin before anesthetizing them first.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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