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Subject: Re: marking technique questions for small bodied fish
From: Joan <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 31 Mar 2005 10:31:07 -0600
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Jessica, my students and I have used the Day Glo marking method quite
successfully to mass mark small fish (25 mm and up) and crustaceans.  Give
me your email address and I will send you reprints.

W. H. Herke, Ph.D.
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From: "Jessica Skyfield" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 8:51 PM
Subject: marking technique questions for small bodied fish


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> Hi,
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> My name is Jessica Skyfield. I am a Master's student at the University of
> Georgia in Gary Grossman's lab. My thesis will focus on gilt darter
> (Percina evides) microhabitat use and its fitness coorelates. I plan on
> doing a mark-recapture study and am wondering about marking techniques. I
> know about the bio-compatibility of Visible Implant Elastomer, but am
> shocked by the price both for the paint and the application gun.
>
> Thus, does anyone out there have
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> 1) tried and true methods for applying paint (i.e., a hypodermic needle)
> aside from the implant gun?
>
> 2) does anyone have paint/elastomer suggestions, for instance, I have
> found Day-Glo Color Corporation out of Cleveland and have heard people use
> one of their products to mark fish, but have not heard of the bio-
> compatibility or any quantifiable results. But other suggestions/avenues
> could also be suggested!
>
> Thanks,
> Jessica
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