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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Mosquitos!

Ive been collecting mosquito larvae (it's winter here, so they're rarer), to feed to Toothbrush to help him with his fin regrowth :D his natural hunting insticts switches right on when he sees the wiggly things and devours it in a couple of seconds.
When I flared him after his meal today he pooped a black larvae sized poop! they certainly do poop the color of the stuff they eat!

Next is to try and use the put the banana tree in the backyard to a betta purpose..
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 03:32 PM
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Where are you collecting the mosquitos from? Do you have a jar of water in the backyard?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 04:03 PM
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He, he, he..... I get mosquito larvae too! I find it fun to feed them to my fish coz' I HATE mosquitoes!

@MSG I know the question wasn't directed at me but..... I have a tub filled with rain water from our water butts. For nutrients I've put in veg scraps tied up in cloth and put it in (for easy removal). When they're ready I fish them out with a net, rinse them, then put them in a jar of aquarium water so I can pour them in when needed.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 10:55 PM
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Thanks for responding.

No big deal, if you can answer a question, just respond.

In the US, we call those things rain barrels. I have 3 of them now, but they're not connected yet. I have to level the area where I'm going to install them.

Your method seems much cleaner. As you know, mosquito love dirty water & they can harbor parasites/diseases.

I caught about a dozen mosquito larvae today to feed 2 of the bettas.

They're having some chipmunking issues right now, so I'm not going to feed them anymore.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 10:57 PM
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It looks like he didn't have time to digest it cause he got stressed out about "another male." o.o
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-20-2012, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
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@ MSG I collect mine from a basin we have next to our pond, since our hose in the garden leaks, it sitsunder the hose to catch water.

@Olympia lolol, but I fed him in the morning an flared him at night after his dinner! I was like....ew..why is this poop black....? ... Where is my cinnamon bun?!?!
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