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Glacier Worms Spotted...

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Alex.C, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. Alex.C

    Alex.C One of Us

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    benchives Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  3. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is that N.Odell of the 1950s in NZ was the legendary Neil Odell on the 1924 Mallory-Irvine expedition to Everest?
     
  4. Graeme

    Graeme First Runs Endless Winter

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    has anyone read "Miss Smilla's feeling snow". those who have will know the connection. those who haven't, should.
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    ...there's a 'for' missing there graeme but yeah great read although it got a bit lost towards the end......picked up by the x-files too
     
  6. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    i think the original title untranslated was 'miss smilla's sense for snow' which translates better than its release as 'feeling for snow' which describes her indigenous and glaciologists' knowledge
     
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    benchives Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    oh dear, look what you started alex c
     
  8. Alex.C

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    I'm as confused as everyone else now reading this thread..

    I just posted this as a reference to the falls creek glacier worms, which is why the glacier is protected and noone can go and ski on it. [​IMG]
     
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  9. MisterMxyzptlk

    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I understand that, although poorly understood, the glacier worms contribute to the light fluffy quality of FC snow by aeration.
     
  10. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates One of Us

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    I remember stories from an old acquaintance, since passed away, about being trapped on the FC glacier and surviving for weeks eating nothing but glacial worms. The fur was apparently very difficult to remove but once they were skinned it was like eating a very cheap milk chocolate.
     
  11. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    Are these Fall Creek glacier Worms in any way similar to the Mt Hotham Pygmy Possums! In that they only appear where development is about to tale place?
     
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    Don't get too smug Charlie, I understand the range of the rare Baw Baw Frog is expanding. [​IMG]
     
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    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    Acxtually, every summer we get a heap of scientists up here going around counting Baw Baw Frogs, they go everywhere listening for their distinct call.......
    I was talking to one bloke who has been doing it for 7 years, and has never seen a Baw Baw Frog!!!
     
  14. Scott No Mates

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    Charlie, what is the distinct call? Is it like a ring tone?
     
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    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    No, it's like "croak"
     
  16. HiLo

    HiLo Old n' Crusty

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    There are relatives at Revelstoke:

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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thats a snow worm. I had a feeling research had indicated austroglaciovermis fallscreekii was a distinct species, isloated from other coldworms for millenia.
     
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  18. Alex.C

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    And here's their semi-aquatic cousins:

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    I wonder if the glacier worms will thrive this season with nobody around to disturb them?
     
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    Nice bit of thread necromancy
     
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    Chaeron A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Evidently they can be found in the digestive tract of avi giraffes who consume them by accident.
     
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