You must — must! or at least maybe should — read Zingg‘s zing at some of his fellow anthropologists, from way back in 1941: “Our Carping Reviewers,” Robert M. Zingg, American Anthropologist, vol. 43, no. 3, 1941, pp. 490-491. Zing begins by saying: “I must add my voice of protest to that of Loeb and Mead against […]
“A fish pedicure is the process in which the user places their feet in a tank of water (which may be for individual use or shared) to mid-calf level and Garra rufa fish preferentially ‘nibble’ the thickened skin from the feet, usually for between 15 to 30 minutes.” The definition (and the photo) comes from […]
Our Typo Evaluation Committee informs us that this is likely to be a typo: On the effect of agricultural chemicals upon fish – I. Changes of chemical components in serum and liver of crap exposed to organophosphate compounds. Sakaguchi, H Bull. Jap. Soc. Sci. Fish. Vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 555-560. 1972.
If you put all your fish in one barrel, they might be inclined to align themselves, if they are not too far from the magnetic north pole or south pole, suggests this study: “Magnetic Alignment in Carps: Evidence from the Czech Christmas Fish Market,” Vlastimil Hart [pictured here with a non-magnetically aligned dog], Tomas Kusta, […]
There are several documented methods for managing invasive carp. Here’s one, used in Australia: “Managing invasive carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) for habitat enhancement at Botany Wetlands, Australia,” L. Pinto, N. Chandrasena1, J. Pera, P. Hawkins, D. Eccles, R. Sim, Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, Volume 15, Issue 5, pages 447–462, September/October 2005. Here’s another, used […]
One of our readers, a scientist who spent the first half of his life in Japan, tells of a ritual that seems to be not terribly well known or studied. He writes: This is a strange tradition in some part of Japan which I was not aware of until today, when I saw a report in Yomiuri […]
Some persons in the American midwest worry about being physically struck by airborne Asian carp invaders, as IndianaWaterways explains: Boaters must be careful because they jump out of the water when startled by the sound of a boat motor. One may go for many miles and see no sign of them, then encounter them suddenly. […]