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Anyone from Montana willing to collect some fin clips

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#1 cyprinid

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 01:15 PM



If solicitations like this are not allowed let me know. Been skulking the forums for a while but this is my first post.


I am a PhD student studying genetic relationships of western cyprinids in the genus Gila. I was reading about the introduced population of Gila atraria (Utah chub) in Hebgen reservoir in Montana. This is a little too long of a haul for me to make, especially for just a few samples, but I thought maybe someone on here lives nearby and wouldn't mind taking a few fin clips from a few specimens. This would be noninvasive, and I can provide a kit of everything needed and postage. The protocol would be very simple (clip a fin- materials provided- and stick it onto an special preservative paper I provide).


This is legal, and also as non-invasive as possible. And I would only need a few (~2-4).


Thank you

#2 Azzarinne

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  • Missoula, Montana

Posted 27 August 2016 - 03:06 AM

I was going to volunteer, but when I mapped it out, it turns out that Hebgen Reservoir is almost 200 miles away. Montana's a big place!

For anyone else who might be interested, it's near West Yellowstone.

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