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Data Release: Temperature-related responses of invasive (Dreissena polymorpha) and native mussels (Order: Unionida) to elevated carbon dioxide


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Diane Waller, Michelle Bartsch, Richard Erickson, and Eric Lord, 2020, Data Release: Temperature-related responses of invasive (Dreissena polymorpha) and native mussels (Order: Unionida) to elevated carbon dioxide: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Control technology for dreissenid mussels (Dreissena polymorpha and D. bugensis) currently relies heavily on chemical molluscicides that can be both costly and ecologically harmful. There is a need to develop more environmentally neutral control tools to manage dreissenid mussels, particularly in cooler water. Previously, carbon dioxide (CO2) showed selective toxicity for Zebra mussels, relative to unionids, when applied in cool water (12 °C). Carp-Carbon Dioxide (carbon dioxide, CO2) is registered as a pesticide by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for deterrence of Asian carp and to control aquatic nuisance species when applied under ice (USEPA 2019). The current registration would allow the use of CO2 to kill Zebra [...]

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Diane L Waller
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Diane L Waller, Michelle R Bartsch, Richard A Erickson, Eric G Lord
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Diane L Waller
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GS ScienceBase

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CO2 Calculated.csv 24.4 KB
CO2 Probe.csv 14.76 KB
CO2 TitratSAS.csv 5.04 KB
Native mussel burial 20 C trial.wmv 10.11 MB
Unionid Assessment.csv 46.68 KB
Unionid Behavior.csv 37.44 KB
Unionid Initial Counts.csv 1.79 KB
Unionid Shell Length.csv 20.15 KB
Water Chemistry.csv 1.88 KB
Water Quality and Daily Alkalinity.csv 35.7 KB
Zbm assess for sas.csv 48.49 KB
ZBM assess.csv 2.24 MB
ZBM Initial Counts.csv 4.01 KB
ZBM weights and length.csv 50.16 KB


The data summarize the efficacy of carbon dioxide for control of dreissenid mussels in at three temperatures (5, 12 and 20 °C) and the safety of CO2 treatments for nontarget juvenile freshwater mussels. The project will inform managers of an alternative to chemicals for control of dreissenid and provide guidance on treatment scenarios that have the greatest efficacy to invasive mussels and safety margin to native mussels.



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