Monday, July 17, 2006

The Arabella catfish pond

I think I'd rather stock the pond with Mosquitofish. They're better for controlling those pesky Katrina mosquitos, but I can't say I'd want 'em in a po' boy.





Related:

The Mosquitofish

The Garden of Irks and Delights -- The Grotto

Community Gumbo -- The Broadmoor Green Space Migratory Bird Refuge Wetlands Reclamation Project

Humid City -- Thank You S&WB!

5 Comments:

At 7/17/2006 09:29:00 AM, Blogger LisaPal said...

You can add this mosquito farm to the list, compliments of Loki.

 
At 7/17/2006 09:49:00 AM, Blogger Schroeder said...

Good'un! I saw that a while back, but totally forgot about it.

 
At 7/17/2006 11:07:00 AM, Anonymous GentillyGirl said...

Count in the Marais Street retention pond too! (I call it a moat.)

 
At 7/17/2006 01:54:00 PM, Anonymous Sophmom said...

I saw a small but strangely bubbling puddle from nowhere (before Saturday's rain) at Magazine amd Jefferson.

I know this sounds ridiculous, but, given the situation and the apparent impossibility of fixing it all immediately, is it a bad idea to put larvacide (sp?) pellets in the standing water? Is the poison worse than the mosquitos? I know it is done here.

Schroeder, you have the best gutter links. When things get quiet at work but not quiet enough so I can actually write something, I surf your gutter links and always find some wonderful blog I'd never noticed before.

 
At 7/17/2006 09:00:00 PM, Blogger Schroeder said...

Well, you'll have to supply a photo Morwen.

Strangely bubbling puddles seem to abound. I'm really troubled by thoughts of what might be happening to that hidden infrastructure.

I'd prefer spraying to larvacide -- but, I suppose it all ends up in the same place anyway. Actually, I don't know what it is -- the drought I suppose, or pockets of standing water -- some places seem to have more of a problem with mosquitos than others. I heard once that they travel in a territory of about a hundred yards, but not beyond. My particular spot doesn't seem to have a big problem, but go to the lower ninth ward, for example, and you'll be devoured to the bone. I hear the Mosquitofish *really* work!

Like the gutter links? I'm glad to hear it, because I was thinking I should trim.

 

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