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2014-02-24 23:29:12

Thomas R. Reich PhD is an Ichthyologist noted for his work in aquariums and ornamental ponds around the world, he developed a way to control the mosquito larva before they even become mosquitoes, right in the ponds and lakes the way nature engineered it! (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Florida Pond Management, an organization involved in the health of ponds and lakes in Florida to Louisiana, announces a non-chemical approach to Mosquito control. Tait Carson, the company’s founder explained,...

Mosquitofish Mating Strategies Change In The Presence Of Predators
2013-10-11 12:44:08

North Carolina State University When predators lurk nearby, male Bahamas mosquitofish (Gambusia hubbsi) change mating strategies, rejecting elaborate courting rituals for more frequent and sometimes forceful encounters with females. But as a recent North Carolina State University study shows, mating strategies aren’t the only things changing for G. hubbsi when predators abound. The shape and size of the male fish’s genitalia are also linked to the presence or absence of predators....

Mosquito Fish Genitalia Redefine Hooking Up
2012-09-28 15:22:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the battle of the sexes can get quite ugly among humans, in the animal kingdom it can get downright nasty. North Carolina State University researchers have described a new species of fish in which the male´s genitalia are equipped with four hooks while the female sports a colorful anal spot that it likely uses to attract a mate. The new species, the llanos mosquito fish, or Gambusia quadruncu, lives throughout eastern...

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2010-04-29 12:28:38

Spanish and French researchers have evaluated the spread of the invasive mosquitofish Gambusia holbrooki, which is native to the United States and lives in Mediterranean rivers in Spain and France. The scientists warn that climate change will extend the current distribution area of this and other invasive species to the north. The scientists at the University of Girona (UG) who coordinated this study say it is important to understand the interaction between climate change and invasive...

2005-09-16 15:28:49

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Indian health authorities are using colorful aquarium fish with a taste for mosquito larve to fight a dengue epidemic that has left dozens dead, health officials said on Friday. Dengue, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, has killed about 50 people and affected hundreds in the past few weeks in the eastern state of West Bengal where authorities are struggling to control the disease. Health officials have released thousands of gambusia and guppies -- small,...


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