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Didymo awareness

December 07, 2006

A reminder to those four wheeling that there is a risk of transporting Didymo between waterways. Vehicles such as a 4x4 have many places that microscopic Didymo could be trapped and transferred to another waterway.

Biosecurity NZ have some suggestions on their web site at the following URL:
http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/pest-and-disease-response/pests-and-diseases-watchlist/didymo-cleaning-methods#vehicles

The least corrosive solution would appear to be the dishwashing liquid solution that could be applied to all areas that have been in contact with water (including splashing) using a spray pump to cover all areas and places such as chassis members.

The 4x4 community don't want to be blamed for the introduction of Didymo to any waterway in either island.

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