Originally Posted by MT4Runner
I don't understand the exact mechanism by which they propagate, but I've heard of a couple anecdotes where mussel larva have been found in MT, but not in sufficient quantity to be a concern?
...or does one Larva take 200 years to become a problem, but a couple hundred (or thousand) become a problem in a few short years?
Off to Google.
Adult zebra mussels
reproduce in the spring, when water temperatures rise to
about 12°C. In habitats where they water stays warm year round, they may reproduce continuously. Females release eggs into the water, and males release sperm, and fertilization occurs after they are
Interesting article in Wikipedia on this
Way more than I ever wanted to know. Sorry if this puts the thread back on track....