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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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EEK! Look what I found!

These buggers (hehe) were in my skeeter tub. They're huge compared to the normal ones. I fed them to Figment, he's the only betta big enough to eat them. Anyone know what they are?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 05:39 PM
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Might be dragon fly larvae. They're supposedly huge and can eat Betta fry.. those look like they could eat fry to me O.O

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They ARE dragon fly larvae.

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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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They're not dragonfly larva. I'm pretty sure they're some kind of mosquito just don't know what kind.

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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 06:14 PM
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Wow, HUGE

maybe mosquito hawk larva (dont know what they are really called)

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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 06:18 PM
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what you have found is utterly disgusting!..that is all lol

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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 06:19 PM
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Mosquito hawks are Crane Flies. They don't look like that, the larve that is. Not sure what it is. Really ugly though. :P

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Toxorhynchites speciosus? They prey on other mosquito larvae.

Those are called mosquito hawks too. Where I grew up we always called Crane flies mosquito hawks. So you were right, LittleBettas! :D

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I think they're kind of cute..... =/
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Wow. Those are unlike any larvae I've seen. lol Not dragonfly larva for sure...

I'm sorry I couldn't be of any help- I'm still googling :/ I'll post if I find anything similar.


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