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Old 06-21-2013, 10:15 AM
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More Zebra Mussels in DFW

The most popular lake (by far) in North Texas has now been documented to have Zebra Mussels. There are lots of big boats that stay in the water at this lake, so the damage could end up being extensive over the long haul.

These things are taking over.

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Zeb...212347281.html
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:20 AM
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We had zm in our lake horribly for years, but they seem to have evened out now. I they're still around, but their numbers have hugely decreased.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:25 AM
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We had zm in our lake horribly for years, but they seem to have evened out now. I they're still around, but their numbers have hugely decreased.
I wonder how?? I thought there was no known way to control or reduce them.
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The most popular lake (by far) in North Texas has now been documented to have Zebra Mussels. There are lots of big boats that stay in the water at this lake, so the damage could end up being extensive over the long haul.

These things are taking over.

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Zeb...212347281.html
aww crap they're slowly making their way down south. I was chatting with a fellow just a couple of weeks ago, he just bought a cuddy cabin from Lake Texoma the previous weekend and he was beached at my local watering hole, and he knew nothing of ZM, it's the ignorance or stupidity of people that's going to keep this species spreading.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:35 AM
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They are in Lake Powell now, they will end up in every lake. Bummer
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Ignorance and boats configured with ballast tanks (hard or soft) that can never be completely emptied
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:04 PM
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Ignorance and boats configured with ballast tanks (hard or soft) that can never be completely emptied
How long can they live in a tank without any water circulation?
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:04 PM
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Ignorance and boats configured with ballast tanks (hard or soft) that can never be completely emptied
Ballast tanks, live wells, exhaust hose, mufflers, open tubing in trailers...
The list of ways that these things will be transported from lake to lake is endless.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:25 PM
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They've been in my lake for over 15 years, which I've lived on for 3 years.

They are a pain, as they cut your feet, grow on random things, but definitely not the end of the world.
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How long can they live in a tank without any water circulation?
per texas parks and wildlife

[urlhttp://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/releases/news_roundup/zebra_mussels/zebra_mussel_fast_facts.phtml[/url]

http://texasinvasives.org/zebramussels/
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