In Australia we have only a couple of successes with self sustaining
biological control. Prickly Pear cactus controlled by Cactoblastis moths
is the best. More controversial is myxo for rabbits.
On the carp front, there is some progress in physical barriers and
extraction of carp from major rivers. Personally I don't hold a lot of
hope for the daughterless gene approach although it may provide a
temporary reduction in numbers.
From: Christophe Mailliet [christophe.mailliet at web.de]
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 6:31 PM
To: r_m_l at yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [RML] [Fwd: [Rainbowfish] Fw: [Aqua-culture] News on Koi
There are several examples of how exactly this type of "solution" made
things worse, especially in Australia. Weren't foxes introduced in Oz to
eradicate the rabbits?? But as far as I know, they did not eat the
rabbits but rather all the smaller and slower marsupials..
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