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Management of midges and other invertebrates for waterfowl wintering in California

California Fish and Game

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Abstract

A review of recent waterfowl food habit studies showed that invertebrates are of major dietary importance to ducks wintering in California. However current wetland practices are directed at production of plant foods and seldom consider the propagation of invertebrates. We suggest that invertebrate repopulation of seasonally flooded marshes will occur more rapidly if an inoculum of invertebrates is provided via small ponds flooded several weeks before general marsh flooding in fall. Managers will require considerably more information before management of aquatic invertebrates can be fully developed.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Management of midges and other invertebrates for waterfowl wintering in California
Series title:
California Fish and Game
Volume
73
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Description:
p. 238-243
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
California Fish and Game
First page:
238
Last page:
243
Number of Pages:
5