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Post Tue May 16, 2006 6:41 pm
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Just got back from a walk. In swampy waterway in a park behind my house I found some daphina. A lot of daphnia. They are out and they are big. In 20 minutes or so I harvested about three pounds. Each scoop brought up at least 1/4 cup of drained daphnia, some more. I put some live ones in the stock tanks out back that are full of greenwater. Some feed the fish tonight. Most were put in zip lock bags and are being frozen flat in the freezer. I didn't even get my feet wet.

I used a medium sized fish net. It was a fine white netting with a blue wire handle. I think they are made by Hagen. It was duct taped to the end of an 8' paint roller extension. I didn't even move from the one spot I started. It was shady spot with a little flow.

There are probably a lot left. I'm going back soon before they crash and are gone. It's going to be Wednesday or Sunday. Most likely Wednesday. They might be gone by Sunday.

Anyone interested in tagging along? Be prepared for a 20 minute walk and a BIG hill.
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Post Tue May 16, 2006 9:03 pm
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Sorry I will be working Wed eve. There is standing water around where I live so I guess it is time to go out and get some Southern TC daphnia.
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Post Tue May 16, 2006 9:47 pm
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I'd be up for the trek if I can. Just say when!
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Post Tue May 16, 2006 10:00 pm
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I'd be up for a bug hunt too, but I have to work until 5pm on Wednesday, then drop off some fish a few blocks away at Garrett's. I do have Thursday off, if it's getting to late on Weds.
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Post Tue May 16, 2006 10:17 pm
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sosnarfy wrote:
I'd be up for the trek if I can. Just say when!


Can you come out tomorrow night after work? Bring Scott along and he can try out the new tap in the fishroom. I'm going again tomorrow even if no one else comes out. I'm tied up and can't get away again until Sunday. I get home around 4pm.

Waders not required, but boots or mucky shoes would be good.

BTW - I found the daphnia while out looking for morel mushrooms. Mushrooms were a success too!
KenB

Post Tue May 16, 2006 11:38 pm
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Where are you at exactly?

Post Wed May 17, 2006 11:30 am
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I should be able to make it after 5:00 tonight. I'll talk to the hubby and see what's up.

I found morel mushrooms in my mom's backyard this past weekend. Wish I would have known someone might be interested in them.
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Post Wed May 17, 2006 12:43 pm
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i got a dumb question... what are morel mushrooms

Post Wed May 17, 2006 12:57 pm
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mikehaase1norse wrote:
i got a dumb question... what are morel mushrooms


It's the opposite of an immorel mushroom. :twisted:
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Post Wed May 17, 2006 1:09 pm
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mikehaase1norse wrote:
i got a dumb question... what are morel mushrooms


I've got another dumb question. You are posting at 12:50 something. Why aren't you in school?

(Asks Mike's teacher who is at this moment is serving as the attendant in an empty computer lab at Mike's school)
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Post Wed May 17, 2006 1:12 pm
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dougtpham wrote:
Where are you at exactly?


Stillwater.
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Post Wed May 17, 2006 1:30 pm
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KenB wrote:
dougtpham wrote:
Where are you at exactly?


Stillwater.


OK! Have fun, I won't be able to make it out there today.


Doug

Post Wed May 17, 2006 1:44 pm
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KenB wrote:
mikehaase1norse wrote:
i got a dumb question... what are morel mushrooms


I've got another dumb question. You are posting at 12:50 something. Why aren't you in school?

(Asks Mike's teacher who is at this moment is serving as the attendant in an empty computer lab at Mike's school)


Dude you are busted :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Post Wed May 17, 2006 2:15 pm
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oh sooo sooo busted.


I needed the laugh though. I could use some daphnia, I'll check our parks and lakes near my place. What do I look for?

BTW... Morel mushrooms are an expensive type of eating mushroom that can be found growing wild in minnesota there was an article in the StarTribune about mushroom hunting within the last couple weeks. I believe it was in the Taste or Source section.
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Post Wed May 17, 2006 2:59 pm
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im sick !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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