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Spring Fling

The midges dominate in this shot, welcome food for early frogs and fish, okay, more than that:

 

Midges are fed upon by a large variety of aquatic organisms, such as dragon fly nymphs, predaceous diving beetles and a variety of fish species. Where the diversity of predaceous animals is high, the density of midge larvae is usually held below nuisance population levels. Shallow, organically rich lakes and heavily polluted habitats such as sewage waste lagoons are inhabited by few predaceous species compared to bodies of water that receive less nutrient-rich input.

 

Predatory fish. Chironomid midges are a major component of the diet of many fish species. In particular, bottom-feeding fishes, such as catfish and carp, consume large numbers of midge larvae. However, the feeding of these fishes has, generally, not been shown to reduce adult midge populations below nuisance levels adjacent to habitats where there were large larval populations. You might want to contact your local NC Wildlife Resources Commission office for advice on stocking ponds.

 

 

Spring Fling

The midges dominate in this shot, welcome food for early frogs and fish, okay, more than that:

 

Midges are fed upon by a large variety of aquatic organisms, such as dragon fly nymphs, predaceous diving beetles and a variety of fish species. Where the diversity of predaceous animals is high, the density of midge larvae is usually held below nuisance population levels. Shallow, organically rich lakes and heavily polluted habitats such as sewage waste lagoons are inhabited by few predaceous species compared to bodies of water that receive less nutrient-rich input.

 

Predatory fish. Chironomid midges are a major component of the diet of many fish species. In particular, bottom-feeding fishes, such as catfish and carp, consume large numbers of midge larvae. However, the feeding of these fishes has, generally, not been shown to reduce adult midge populations below nuisance levels adjacent to habitats where there were large larval populations. You might want to contact your local NC Wildlife Resources Commission office for advice on stocking ponds.

 

 

comments (14)

  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 May 2016, 00:25
I like this picture a lot. The vertical lines of the bulrushes, with the midge dots.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 12 May 2016, 01:45
Une jolie "forêt" de quenouilles.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 May 2016, 04:39
This is a fabulous picture... LOVE it.
  • Ray
  • Possibly Greenland
  • 12 May 2016, 05:23
It is unfair, Mary!

If diving beetles can be predaceous, then why do fish have to be merely predatory? smile
  • Alan
  • Shetland
  • 12 May 2016, 05:57
I love the light in this very much. The midges add to the image but you can keep them smile One recent I come to Scotland at this time of year is that it just before the midges get going.
Mary MacADNski: These are called non-biting midges.
Wonderfully captured with the midges all around the place Mary!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 May 2016, 06:19
A nice piece of backlighting
Not the sort of place to lie down and fall asleep with your shirt off Mary - the midges.
Mary MacADNski: These are called not-biting midges.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 12 May 2016, 13:37
You got the bocce! Nice DOF on this one.
A short life on a sunny day!
There's a lot to like about this. Well done.
I love the sunlit seeds - and midges!
this is a wonderful image Mary...
is this the sunrise that you raised me on... we call these cattails... on this side of the country....petersmile
Mary MacADNski: We call them cattails too. The first images in the series were titled that.
This is delightful Mary, the back lighting really lifts the furry bits of those reeds.

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