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#16033 - 11/16/06 11:34 AM Copper Nose
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How large will they get...and will they or are they surviving in Illinois (norhern climate) winters? Are these a favorite of some of you? What are your favorite species sub-species of BG?
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#16034 - 11/16/06 11:45 AM Re: Copper Nose
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CNBG are a Fla. BG subspecies. They would not do as well as regular BG from your area in an Illinois pond all other things being equal.

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#16035 - 11/16/06 02:46 PM Re: Copper Nose
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IIRC, Lusk says that they pretty much don't survive in water cold enough to ice over.
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#16036 - 11/16/06 03:45 PM Re: Copper Nose
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The red ear are probably one of my favorites. Not alot of great spots around my neck of the woods to catch them. Hopefully one day I can get them established in our pond.
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