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Blue Green Algae

Postby BMC » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:35 pm

I keep seeing reports everywhere on blue green algae. I've seen algae on ponds before, but how do I tell which is just reg algae and pond scum, and which is blue green?
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Re: Blue Green Algae

Postby hovey » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:34 am

KDWP has a thread on their site to help people recognize blue green algae.
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Re: Blue Green Algae

Postby goodkarmarising » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:27 am

And watch your dogs around the stuff.
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Re: Blue Green Algae

Postby T Man » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:37 am

Yup, blue green algae can be toxic to humans and pets.
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Re: Blue Green Algae

Postby TomKat » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:49 am

T Man wrote:Yup, blue green algae can be toxic to humans and pets.


Has any one ever died from it?
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Re: Blue Green Algae

Postby duckschooler » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:18 pm

Dogs and cattle deaths have been linked to blue-green algae blooms.

http://lmgtfy.com/
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Re: Blue Green Algae

Postby kwacksmacker » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:50 am

This is what the crap looks like
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Re: Blue Green Algae

Postby BMC » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:55 pm

kwacksmacker,

thanks for the photo!

To all others thanks for your advice and input! Following up on the Kansas fish and game site as recommended.

Thanks again !!
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Re: Blue Green Algae

Postby Marshmob » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:56 pm

Great picture kwack, thanks. With the year being so dry & hot, will this cause a greater outbreak?
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Re: Blue Green Algae

Postby kwacksmacker » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:06 am

not sure what causes the stuff to spread but whatever it is SE kansas has got it. puts a bind in the training schedule with the dog :mad:
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