IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - WYOMING INVASIVE MUSSEL RESPONSE TEAM
In recent weeks, invasive zebra mussels have been found in multiple pet stores across the state. The mussels have been found in "marimo balls" or "moss balls" sold at many aquarium and pet supply stores.
Zebra mussels are extremely destructive aquatic invasive species and can cause severe damage to reservoirs, lakes and water systems. Wyoming Game and Fish asks people to follow these steps for disposal:
1. Remove any pets from the water and tank.
2. Remove the marimo ball, other plants and any water from the aquarium and put them into a heat-safe pot. DO NOT dispose of any water down the drain or toilet.
3. Inspect the marimo ball and tank for zebra mussels. If you find any, contact your local Game and Fish regional office or warden.
4. Boil the marimo balls, plants and any water it's been in contact with for at least 5 minutes.
5. Dispose of the marimo ball and other plants in trash.
6. Pour out the boiled water on a semi-permeable surface. This could be a houseplant or outside - like grass or soil - that is not located near standing water or a storm drain.
DO NOT flush the marimo ball or pour aquarium water down any drains, toilets or dump into any water sources like a pond or creek. These actions could spread zebra mussels throughout the water system.
For more information, please visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Website or click here.
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