The Diet of a Sturgeon

Sturgeon are bony fish covered with five large external plates; they feed on the bottom of lakes and oceans in a vacuum-like manner with their suction tube mouths. Nine different kinds of sturgeon live in the North American region, including the shovelnose, white, Gulf, green, lake, pallid, short-nosed and Atlantic.

The many different sturgeon inhabit different waterways, some permanently and others at different stages in their life cycle. The bottom of the ocean, lakes, and rivers make for an ideal feeding ground for sturgeon.

The primary diet of the seven most common sturgeon to North America is mostly comprised of snails, clams, shrimp, crayfish, aquatic plants, insects and larvae and sludge worms.

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Lake

The freshwater lake sturgeon of North America and most notably the Fraser River sturgeon fishing in Chilliwack, BC flourish on a diet of small fish, snails, clams, leeches, algae and fish roe. Soft bodied invertebrates, such as mayflies, have been noted to be a particular favorite to the lake sturgeon.

River

River-dwelling sturgeon also enjoy a diet rich in fish and crustaceans. Larger species of sturgeon feed on a variety of large fish such as herring, flounder, and salmon, they also add to this diet with the addition of crabs, crayfish, mussels, and barnacles. Some species even supplement their diet with dead fish and frogs.

Bay

Both small and large species of sturgeon that live in Bay areas and sturgeon fishing charters are anadromous; this just means that they migrate from saltwater to lay their eggs in the fresh water. Their diet is similar to that of their lake and river dwelling relatives, consisting mostly of crustaceans, insects, mollusks and worms.

Dietary Requirements For Pet Sturgeon

Siberian, Sterlet, and Diamond sturgeon are commonly kept as pets in pond conditions. They need a diet rich in protein, a minimum of 40% is ideal, and fish meal is an excellent source of this protein, as well as a host of vitamins, and this can mean adding nutrition to their diet. Supplementation is vital and easily achieved by meeting their water soluble vitamin needs with the addition of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, folic acid and ascorbic acid. Fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K are relatively easy additions to improve the overall health of your pet.

For more information on where you can find out where sturgeons are residing, check out Fraser River fishing. 

Recycling Drywall

A drywall is made up from long, thin sheets of chalky white material. These materials are preferred by most contractors to create walls in homes and businesses because they are cheap and easy to install. However, only a small proportion of drywall ends up being recycled because most people don’t know how to do it. This article will help you understand how to recycle a drywall.

What Is Drywall?

Modern drywall is also known as plasterboard or wallboard, and its primary component is gypsum. Gypsum is a substance found naturally on the earth’s surface, and it’s made up of calcium sulfate and water. This material is resistant to fire making it ideal construction materials to homes and business premises. It is important to know that you can mix gypsum with water to make a paste that can be applied on surfaces or modeled into different shapes as you prefer. The most “common drywall sheet sizes are 4 Ft wide × 8 Ft long although these sheets can be available in 10 Ft × 12 Ft in width and length respectively.” says Drywall Vancouver at http://www.drywallvancouver.ca. While drywall is the standard item made from gypsum, gypsum has other uses which include:

  • Neutralizing the pH of acidic soils
  • Helps sandy soils retain water
  • It softens clay soils
  • Used by composters and fertilizer manufacturers because of its soil amendment properties
  • Used by cement makers to prevent cement from setting quickly
  • Gypsum is also used in making gypsum panels

The Importance of Recycling Drywall

The main reason behind recycling used drywalls is to reduce health hazards you are exposed to as a homeowner.

  1. If you live in a structure that was built before 1978, the structures may have asbestos in their joint compound to seal the gaps between the sheets of drywall used. Asbestos is known to cause lung cancer even through minor exposure. Therefore, you need to hire a professional company to remove the materials. You should not do it yourself to minimize the risk you are being exposed to. The removal company has skills, experience, and equipment for the job and they will remove the materials and dispose of them properly
  2. Your old walls may also contain lead-based paint which is also hazardous. Again, you should hire a removal company to help you with its recycling process. If you inhale the fine particles of this paint, you can end up having a range of complications such as high blood pressure and nerve disorders and hence you should be very cautious.

How To Recycle Drywall

Gypsum has a broad range of uses, and hence it is easy to recycle. To be able to recycle gypsum, any contaminates such as nails, screws, etc. are removed from gypsum to start off the recycling process. The contaminant-free gypsum can then be ground into a powder and then turned into pellets and then sold to manufacturers who uses gypsum for different applications.

Even though gypsum is easily recycled, the recycled gypsum may be mixed with some papers which may affect the ability of gypsum to resist fire. For that reason, most states limit the amount of recycled drywall can be used in making a new wall. However, you can still use this material in your garden because it improves the fertility and water retention ability of your soil.

One major problem for most homeowners is to figure out where to take dry wall for recycling. If you are one such homeowner who does not know where to recycle their drywall, you can ask for ideas or suggestions from your remodeling contractor because they may be having some information about drywall recycling. Alternatively, your community may be having a big waste program for large items. You should contact your local waste district to know how the program works and whether it offers service for bulky items. Additionally, you should also Inquire whether they take in construction materials as some don’t. Finally, Inquire if they are involved in recycling the materials or they just land fill them to be able to make up your mind. Another means of recycling your drywall is by taking your old drywall into a local recycling center. You can search for the recycling center near you using 1-800 RECYCLING’s recycle search tool. After locating your local recycling center, you can Inquire whether they have any special requirements before your old drywall is recycled.

You can reduce health risk you are exposing yourself to by getting your old wall recycled while still reducing the cost of rebuilding the wall by recycling the old one. However, make sure you comply with the state’s requirements for using a recycled drywall for safety purposes.

Check out this page as well for more information on drywall: http://www.drywallvancouver.ca/easy-drywall-installation-tools/

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