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No worries Ron. It's all about educating one's self.

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No worries Ron. It's all about educating one's self.
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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?

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Adult zebra mussels start to reproduce in the spring, when water temperatures rise to about 12C. 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 released.


Interesting article in Wikipedia on this


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebra_mussel


Way more than I ever wanted to know. Sorry if this puts the thread back on track....
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Until they can figure out how to make waterfowl stop and clean themselves as an Aire round boat owner I'm not to concerned with what I may be doing.
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This may have been previously posted but it is interesting for a survivability estimator. The hot summer where I live in CA sure shortens the life expectancy. However even though the PNW has much higher humidity there is no record of them invaded... yet.
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Until they can figure out how to make waterfowl stop and clean themselves as an Aire round boat owner I'm not to concerned with what I may be doing.
Waterfowl don't seem likely to fly from one major river basin to another in less time than their feathers would dry off. Those of us with boats can move quickly enough with moist places in our boats in which the larvae could survive.
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I just saw this article, and it is a worthwhile read for those that accept the science of climate change.



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zebra mussels???

Are these zebra mussels, my daughter's were fishing by the inlet on Boyd lake by Fort Collins about eight years ago and my one daughter had about 10 of these shells in her pocket, that she picket up on the shore?
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Waterfowl and other wildlife that may be vectors aren't conscious of the fact or share the concern for the environment that humans do; that's what makes it our responsibility to not only be concerned, but to act decisively to prevent the spread of invasive species.

To dismiss your responsibility and opportunity to do your part is discouraging to me. Do your part, if only for the rest of us that do care.

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Are these zebra mussels, my daughter's were fishing by the inlet on Boyd lake by Fort Collins about eight years ago and my one daughter had about 10 of these shells in her pocket, that she picket up on the shore?
Those are indigenous mussels.
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