MARCH MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
WE ARE VERY LUCKY TO HAVE ROSARIO LaCORTE SPEAKING THIS MONTH!! THURSDAY, MARCH 20th. PRESENTING HIS TALK "FOLLOWING THE GENERAL'S FOOTSTEPS" A RETROSPECTIVE OF HIS TIME IN THE AQUARIUM HOBBY.
When an aquarist decides to try something new, like go on a collecting trip or try to breed a new species there is a good chance Rosario LaCorte, a NJAS Honorary Life Member, has already done it. While there may be some hyperbole in that statement, it is less than you might think. Rosario is a man steeped in mystery. While he looks like your average suburban grandfather rumors of his exploits are like those of Indiana Jones and Dr. Dolittle. "I heard Rosario once walked across Peru, in '62, with a coconut shell filled with water and 10 never-before seen tetras." or "Rosario used to breed discus fry by chewing up freshly hatched baby brine shrimp and letting the discus eat right from his submerged mouth." While those kinds of examples may be far fetched they exist because the reality is truely amazing, incredible stories of exploration, new fish species discovery, and unparallelled breeding success, make even the crazy stuff sound plausible. Believe the hype, come to the meeting and hear all about it, directly from the man himself.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS, YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS SPEAKER
GET WELL SOON CHUCK!!
Chuck's making great progress. For those who don't know Chuck was the recipient of the worlds first fish -human heart transplant. He recieved the heart from that very red-tailed cat, his beloved pet of many years, Whiskers. He is recovering nicely and is expected to make a complete recovery. He reports an insatiable craving for sushi and has developed a strange croaking sound but has no other side effects to speak of.
(no pressure, but ...hopefully you can still speak in June!)