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2014-05-06 23:03:58

San Diego produce wholesaler secures $500,000 investment. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 The Guppy Tank is pleased to announce its most recent capital investment winner, Beekist, Inc. The group of Orange County angel investors chose the San Diego produce wholesaler from among a competitive slate of entrepreneurs through its One on One with the Guppies program. Beekist, a family-run San Diego produce wholesale company, was established in 2008 with the mission to provide only the...

2014-03-22 23:04:32

Florida Pond Management of Orlando Florida developed a method of using mosquito fish as well as common aquarium fish like: guppies, swordtails, mollies and white cloud mountain minnows, to control mosquitoes in backyard and community ponds and released the methods at the Global Pet Expo this week. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) March 22, 2014 Florida Pond Management and Aquarium Fish Advisor were key players in the recent Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida. The topic under discussion at the...

2013-11-04 10:27:57

Female guppies in Trinidad seek rare males as mates When it comes to choosing a mate, female guppies don't care about who is fairest. All that matters is who is rarest. Florida State University Professor Kimberly A. Hughes in the Department of Biological Science has a new study just published in the journal Nature that is the first to demonstrate a female preference for rare males using an experiment in a wild population, rather than a laboratory setting. This study of genetic...

Male Guppies Reproduce Even After Death
2013-06-13 11:37:08

University of California - Riverside UC Riverside-led research team finds posthumous reproduction in guppies because sperm of dead males survive inside females for at least 10 months Performing experiments in a river in Trinidad, a team of evolutionary biologists has found that male guppies continue to reproduce for at least ten months after they die, living on as stored sperm in females, who have much longer lifespans (two years) than males (three-four months). "Populations that are...

Jumping Guppy Inspires Researcher To Look Further For Clues
2013-04-26 05:39:11

[ Watch the Video: Guppy Jumping High Speed Video ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As anyone who has ever owned a pet guppy knows, guppies will often jump out of their tanks. Parents have been stumped for answers when children ask why the fish would do such a thing. A new University of Maryland (UMD) study demonstrates how guppies are able to jump so high, and suggests an answer for why they do it. Biologist Daphne De Freitas Soares is an expert in the brain...

2011-05-11 12:53:55

There's a reason to be afraid of the dark. Fish accustomed to living near the light of the water's surface become proverbial "fish out of water" when they move to dark environments like those found in caves, according to a study from North Carolina State University. In research published this week in Biology Letters, a Royal Society scientific journal, NC State post-doctoral researcher Rdiger Riesch and colleagues found that Atlantic molly females from regular surface streams have a difficult...

2010-12-23 17:31:03

When prowling for a hook up, it's not always the good-looker who gets the girl. In fact, in a certain species of South American fish, brawn and stealth beat out colorful and refined almost every time. In a series of published studies of a South American species of fish (Poecilia parae), which are closely related to guppies, Syracuse University scientists have discovered how the interplay between male mating strategies and predator behavior has helped preserve the population's distinctive...

2010-11-05 16:13:19

A centuries-old religious ceremony of an indigenous people in southern Mexico has led to small evolutionary changes in a local species of fish, according to researchers from Texas A&M University. Since before the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the New World, the Zoque people of southern Mexico would venture each year during the Easter season deep into the sulfuric cave Cueva del Azufre to implore their deities for a bountiful rain season. As part of the annual ritual, they release...


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