Snakeheads in mississippi
Posted 08 June 2017 - 08:49 PM
Snakeheads have been found in a lake in mississippi.
Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:49 PM
Somebody is moving this stuff around purposely. Like eco-terrorism.
Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:24 AM
It's sad, but unavoidable. Make way Cali, only a matter of time......
Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:13 AM
Are we certain someone is not doing some Johnny Apple Seeding on this? Populations too scattered to be result of a single release.
Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:57 PM
I would be look at DNA to see if the stocks are being founded from the set set of brood stock. If I were to do this with ill intent I would have a hatchery pond or two where I breed up lots of a few thousand fish. A fingerprint for such an approach should be obvious.
I withhold particulars of how stockers would be prepped to increase odds of recruitment in the first breeding season.
Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:21 PM
They were sold alive in Asian markets all over the US prior to being banned. Several other snakeheads used to be popular in the aquarium trade, especially C. micropeltes, but I never recall seeing C. argus in aquarium shops. USGS has reported locations mapped: https://nas.er.usgs....?speciesid=2265
Hangin' on the Neuse
"Taxonomy is the diaper used to organize the mess of evolution into discrete packages" - M.Sandel
Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:30 PM
Crap, they are coming into MO by way of some of my favorite rivers in SE MO.
Thanks for for the link. The pretty red species cannot take cold. I kept those a pets back in the 1980's.
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