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KroilMarch 13th, 2008, 9:30 am
Coastal NJ

Posts: 34
This is a tough one and I will give you some clues if nobody gets the right answer.

When I found the skull in the woods, the first thing I did was call the police. But then I got curious about it. I picked it up, and started wondering who this person was, and why he had deer horns. - Jack Handey

TaxonMarch 13th, 2008, 10:24 am
Site Editor
Plano, TX

Posts: 1301
My guess would be some sort of marine crustacean.
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
Murphlax34March 13th, 2008, 10:27 am
Posts: 5An Upside down Deer Tick???
WbranchMarch 13th, 2008, 11:02 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2559
Deleted by poster.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
TaxonMarch 13th, 2008, 12:48 pm
Site Editor
Plano, TX

Posts: 1301
Matt-

Disgusting little Pthirid, that. Actually, the proper spelling is Pthirus pubis. Now I'm left to wonder, what on earth will Louis think about this?
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
TroutnutMarch 13th, 2008, 2:08 pm
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2553
After seeing the answer, I'm very glad I didn't know it.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
KroilMarch 13th, 2008, 3:09 pm
Coastal NJ

Posts: 34
Dind Ding ding ding ding...
Survey says:
CORRECT!
I found this little bugger and about 400 of his friends in my waders.
It appears that they, like ephemoptera, need moist, nutrient rich environments to survive.
WBranch wins this contest and I am sending him a broken vial of specimens to examine further.
Anyone else want some specimens?
Seems I have a surplus right now.
When I found the skull in the woods, the first thing I did was call the police. But then I got curious about it. I picked it up, and started wondering who this person was, and why he had deer horns. - Jack Handey

WbranchMarch 13th, 2008, 5:17 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2559
Deleted by poster so as not to upset our host.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
TroutnutMarch 13th, 2008, 6:24 pm
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2553
Just when this thread is headed toward needing moderation, I, the only moderator, have decided to bail on it and not check back... you're on your own, guys. Good luck! :-P
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
MartinlfMarch 13th, 2008, 8:30 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2961
If trout don't eat it, it doesn't get a reaction from me. . . . Hmmm . . . I wonder if they just might. OK, take several skinnydipping hippies (or politicians) in the Main Stem and some midge eating trout downstream looking for something new to munch on . . .

Now for the extra credit part of the exam: Matt, what size hook do I need to tie an imitation? And Kroil, just how did they get in your waders? Who have you been letting wear them? . . . and do I need to rethink our proposed fishing trip (due to my answer to the first exam)? Much food for thought here.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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