- Hey Gang,I'm wondering if any of you may have ever spawned balloon fish of any species. I'm trying to find out if the balloon shape is genetic or if it a result of exposure to certain heavy metals. If you have spawned balloon fish, were the fry balloon shaped or normal shaped? I appreciate any information I can get on this subject. If you prefer to respond offlist, that is fine as well.Mark
A chicken will lay more than 1 egg a day if you keep it in a windowless "hen house" and control the lighting.
Personally I like fish just the way they come from the stream. Both in my aquarium or broiled with tarragon butter.
That is unless the stream was used to cool a nuclear power plant.
Great Danes and Chihuahuas can breed. You get a dog with the Chihuahuas front legs and the Great Danes hind legs. The dog never gets tired because it's always walking down hill.
--- On Fri, 10/9/09, T. Barber <tbarber00@...> wrote:
From: T. Barber <tbarber00@...>
Subject: Re: [unbiased] Re: Balloon Fish
Date: Friday, October 9, 2009, 6:36 PMDeformity implies a negative trait. Species throw out all sorts of
deformities and mutations over time. The ones that persist must have
some benefit to the survival of that species. The kind of changes we are
talking about here are probably not beneficial to the species. Balloon
fish are slow and would probably be lunch compared to their sleek kin.
Also evolution takes millions of years compared to the thousands (or
much less) we humans have been selectively breeding critters. We have
not driven the process to the point of creating new species either.
Great Danes and chihuahuas still produce viable offspring and dogs are
probably our oldest animal companions. They can still breed with their
wolf forebearers too. And no not all construction is "deformity". A
chicken that lays more eggs isn't deformed but certainly has a trait we
would like to have in farm fowl.
> Evolution must be an accident?
> Even if so, we wouldn’t call all “construction” “deformity”.
> So I still don’t have a way to tell the difference between deformity
> and evolution.
> *From:* firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] *On Behalf Of *Larry Tagrin
> *Sent:* Friday, October 09, 2009 6:45 AM
> *To:* firstname.lastname@example.org
> *Subject:* Re: [anubiasdesign] Re: Balloon Fish
> As to the question of "deformity vs. evolution" I would simply say
> that if it occurs as a result of deliberate genetic manipilation in
> order to create a product, it's not evolution. It's construction.
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