Chironomidae & S.E. Minnesota

Chironomidae featured

Chironomidae (Diptera): The Non-Biting Midge. They have been everywhere as of late it seems. I was hoping to see more of them this winter season as the last few years hadn’t given up many large emergences that I was able to take advantage of. That’s not to say Midge didn’t …

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SE Minnesota & Gill Lice

gill lice featured

So the photo’s from last week’s Brook trout adventure turned out to be evidence of Salmincola edwardsii also known as Gill Lice as Cam noted on my last post. This parasite is Salvenius specific and does not affect Rainbow or Brown trout. I emailed staff at the SE Minnesota Fisheries office …

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