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The Arabella catfish pond

Posted by schroeder915 on July 17, 2006

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!

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5 Responses to “The Arabella catfish pond”

  1. Lisa said

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

  2. Schroeder said

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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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