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Dish soap cleans ‘rock snot ’

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For the past few years, we fly-fishers have heard a lot of advice about how to prevent spores of didymo, the “rock snot” algae fouling some of our favorite streams, from being spread from place to place on our wading shoes. The advice ranges from 30-minute boot baths in scalding water to a delousing with Formula 409. But researchers at Bard College have done some tests in the lab, and concluded that the most effective ...


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