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|Tuckcast||July 14th, 2019, 11:22 am|
|Posts: 2||I took these from the mouth of a trout I caught in Oil Creek in|
NW PA. I occasionally find these in the mouths of fish in this stream. These bugs were out of water for about 8 hrs when I remembered about them. As soon
as I put them in water 2 of them just took off swimming. The 3rd one had expired. What I’d like to know is: Are these fish food or parasites of some sort? The large one is about a size 18 nymph hook.
|Taxon||July 14th, 2019, 6:44 pm|
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|Millcreek||July 14th, 2019, 6:46 pm|
|I think they may be Argulus americanus. It's a parasite. Further information can be found here;|
|Tuckcast||July 15th, 2019, 4:04 am|
|Posts: 2||Thanks so much for the ID. I |
Guess I won’t bother trying to tie an imitation.