Mufflehead season?

Thursday, May 22, 2003 11:43 AM
Last year I went to Cedar Point in late June, and there was an insane amount of little flys called muffleheads. Every ride you would half to cover your face so you wouldn't get hit with them. They were even in the hotel room I was staying in. I would never want to experience that again, and I was wondering when they are around. I will be going on Saturday, and several more timed throughout the year. Does anybody know when these flies are around, and when I could avoid them?

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Beware of the Ska Robot Army

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 11:58 AM
TTD+Muffleheads=NO HEAD AT ALL!
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Thursday, May 22, 2003 12:12 PM
The above statement sounds like my life since I have been married, at least part of the statement does.
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Thursday, May 22, 2003 12:13 PM
The worst part of the year for them is the last week of May and first week of June, though they can linger.

Here's more on them:
http://www.guidetothepoint.com/content.aspx?channel=14

And here's stuff on mayflies, the other menace:
http://www.guidetothepoint.com/content.aspx?channel=13

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
"Pray that your country undergoes recovery!" - KMFDM

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 12:27 PM
Jeff... the last week of May? GREAT! ;)

Rob-who can't wait to eat some critters.
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Don't you want to know more?

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 2:01 PM
Thank you, hopefully I won't run into too many of these things.

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Beware of the Ska Robot Army

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 9:22 PM
Weird, we there the last week of June last year I and don't recall seeing any.
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Friday, May 23, 2003 4:31 AM
That's because they are normally there the FIRST week in June. Although the weather has been a bit chillier this year. Don't know if that has any effect on them.

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Friday, May 23, 2003 4:48 AM
The temperature of the water could have a big impact on the emergence of adults midges (and mayflies). Overall, the lake and air temps been a bit cooler compared to last year. Maybe the enormous emergence will happen later than "normal" this year.

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-Stephanie
Moderator and wife of the infamous webmaster

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Friday, May 23, 2003 9:06 AM
Sheesh. I sure hope so. They can at least wait until after May 27th. It's the selfish bastard in me. ;)
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Friday, May 23, 2003 10:16 AM
WahooSkipper,

I may never meet you in person, but let me say that your comment may be the most hysterical thing I've ever read on a message board.

If I do meet you in person, allow me to buy you a Coke. ;) .... at Holiday World.

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I'm not an enthusiast. I just play one on message boards.

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