May 02, 2014

Fishies on Friday

Hey Everyone!
Wow, first I gotta bark that I'm so incredibly excited to announce that Ruby has agreed to be my date for Blogville Date Day on 5-19-14!   WOOOHOOOO    She's such a sweetie and Angel Pip said it was a-o-kay for us to have a wonderful date together.     I'm so grateful to all of the lovely ladies who asked to be in the drawing and I thank all of you for being interested in little-ole-me.   I hope all of you find amazing dates for our event.    Don't forget to post that day and comment here so that you will be entered in the drawing for a pawesome $20 prize to be sent to the winner anywhere in the whole wide Blogville world.

Okay, so about the FISHIES!      Thought I forgot, huh.  BOL
So, I have mentioned before that my Mom works for the State of Pennsylvania.  Yes, she does.   Well, she heard that the PA Fish Commission was having an open house near my territory, so she and Dad went to check out the action.    OMD it was a blast!

They do a project at this lake to increase the walleye population.    That's a fish!    So, they net up a ginormous number of the adults, then they milk them.    THEY REALLY DO!    SEE:

They take the fish and press on their bellies so the eggs all get collected in these pans.

First the females, then the males.    Once the eggs and sperm are together, then the pour them into these buckets:

and the peeps stir them for awhile using big turkey feathers!    REALLY!    That's so the eggs and sperm all get mixed together for fertilizing, but won't stick together in clumps.   That would kill the eggs.   The turkey feathers are perfect for stirring without hurting the eggs.    After a safe amount of time, the eggs go in jars.

After the eggs hatch, the fry are kept safe until they are big enough to be released into the lake.

Cool huh?!?

There was more to see that day, and if you come back tomorrow, I'll show you what else my peeps saw there!

Grr and a Fishie Woof,
Sarge, Nature Lover

BTW:  Here are a few more badges for Date Day in case you'd like one.  BOL


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Turkey feathers! Who'd a thought. Maybe Pawpaw Pantslegs can donate some of his!

That's very interesting. We just have mostly feral carp that wreck our river. Glad they're stocking PA waterways.

XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

We like those fry when they're a bit bigger and fried.

The Daily Pip said...

Hi Sarge ...I hope you like peanut butter bones. I'm baking you some for our date assistant burned the first batch and Angel Pip (who is visiting) ate the second batch, but I promise the third batch will all yours!


P.S.: I'm so excited for our date!

Cowspotdog said...

you know walleye is the ONLY fresh water fish mom has ever liked. When her and dad in Minnesota she got to try it and then every year during the season "Culvers" restaurants use to have it on their menu and mom would go crazy for it

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

So glad Ruby agreed to be your date. Thanks for sharing about the fish, that was all new to us!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD Sarge do they call the Baby Fish FRY beclaws later when peeps Catch them on a hook... they DO Fry them ... ???????

That is all soooooo interesting. We love that they Tickle the Eggs with TURKEY Feathers... hehehehehe

Unknown said...

Wow so glad Ruby said yes. Looks like there will be plenty of baby walleyes. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

I had NO idea about those fishies. Wow!

(Wonder if they do that with sharks too...HeHeHeHe)

Anonymous said...

Oh, you're a lucky guy, Ruby said yes! I like the way they make more fishies and I hope they all will have a long life. I just wonder why the bipeds melk cows... Have a great friday!

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a pretty date Sarge! Those fishies are quite interesting
Lily & Edward

My Mind's Eye said...

OMCs....AI for fishes...what an interesting...I never ever knew anything like this.
I love your your Date Day buttons and will use them Hugs madi your

Anonymous said...

Oh, thats so neat, they do that here, but it's Bass!

OH MY DOGGIE, a date with the Mad Margarita Gal, you in for a real pawty!

The Mad Scots

Murphy said...

Wow, we had no idea we would get an education today. Thanks Sarge. BTW, when you said Ruby I got nervous for a second. Aren't we lucky guys?

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Donna said...

That is neat! :)

Ruby said...

Okays, for a second I thoughts I forgots to take my name outta the running for your date Sarge!!!! Phew!!!! I am relieved to hear it's my Pal Ruby!!! I loves her! You are gonna have one heck of a time!
Oh my, I have never seen a fish milked befores!!!! That is soooo cool! Good things I wasn't there, i would have taken a taste or two!
Tell your Moms thanks for all her hard work!
Ruby ♥

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We couldn't think of a better date for sweet little Ruby. We know you will take good care of her and treat her like a lady.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Sagira said...

That is neat. Our mom's dadster used to fish for Walleye on his boat.

Kinley Westie said...

Ruby sure are a cutie!