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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 08:15 PM
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Yuck - o!!! We call them Mosquito Eaters in Northern California aka. Skeeter Eaters. Anything that eats mosquitos is alright by me though.

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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 08:29 PM
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lol, glad the mystery is solved!

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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! I'm glad we figured it out. They are ugly things, alien looking but they don't bite and the eat other skeeters. Now I feel kinda bad for feeding them to Figment .

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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 09:01 PM
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Are mosquito eater larvae pink? :s I googled them and the pictures provided didn't bear too much resemblance to the pics of the larvae in your tub. The ones in your tub are too long to be skeeter eater larvae.

Edit- Unless I'm being stupid and my eyes don't work. @-@

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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 09:08 PM
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creepy! ew! part of the reason I won't feed bugs (worms don't count!) to my baby
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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-11-2011, 12:00 AM
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Actually it's probably toxorhynchites splendens. The other one is from Australia.

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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-19-2011, 10:56 PM
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what you have found is utterly disgusting!..that is all lol
I'm with you, Abby. Eeeuuuwwww!!!!
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post #18 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-19-2011, 11:21 PM
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those things are....huge and ugly...sorry i just needed to say that... I: anyways i hope your betta ejoys....eating..them.

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post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 04:18 PM
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they're...odd and look like damsel flies to me x3 the larvae anyways

I love sushi and betta fish but not sushi made out of betta fish, thats just odd-...does that even exist?
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post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 04:49 PM
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my betta jay could eat them he is a huge veilatail
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