Are there any other good, recent sources I could look at about the Myco problem? I really want to understand fully what's going on, especially if it is very prevalent in tanks.
What we are talking about is "micro", "itty bitty" bacteria and it's tough as nails so no, dried out for a week or a year I wouldn't sleep good at night without further cleaning knowing what I've learned since being confronted with a known exposure last year. Myco is everywhere in many forms but a few are problem makers, those are the focus point.
The reason traditional bleach treatments won't work is because myco has a cell wall that is very resistant to oxidation. Coated with biofilm it can survive dry a very long time. The only points covered in my thread on TAFF II (in my posts) are fact based. I do have more presently and need to update but no time to do it. The links contained in that thread are the most current in public release. How do I know that? I've met and currently receive guidance from the following people regarding anything I post about myco:
Dr. B. D. Petty, DVM. (Primary)
Aquaculture Extension Large Animal Clinical Sciences, CVM
Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, SFRC
University of Florida.
Dr. Thomas B. Waltzek
Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Dacelin St. Martin, MD, FAAP
Board Certified In Pediatrics
Board Certified Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Sleep Medicine
Specially Trained in Anti-Aging
Dr. St Martin published the following:
Mycobacterium Marinum in Connecticut.
Report of four Cases Connecticut Medicine Journal 2003; 67(2): 333-335
Emerging Significance of Mycobacterium Avium-Complex Infection in an Inner City Hospital.
Journal of Connecticut State Medical Society (Connecticut Medicine) June 2002, Volume 66, number 6, Page 323-330
Also presenter on the following:
Trends and Clinical Significance of Acid Fast Bacilli Isolates at a US teaching hospital.
Presented at ACP/ASIM 2000 Spring Session Connecticut Chapter.
Also Presented at Science Symposium 2000 at Bridgeport Hospital.
Mycobacterium Marinum Disease: A Case series Report and Literature Review. Presented at ACP/ASIM 2000 Spring Session Connecticut Chapter.
Also presented At Science Symposium 2000 At Bridgeport Hospital.
I have complete faith in the information I am being provided and posting for reveiw.