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Old 04-04-2013, 11:44 PM   #21 
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I'm mosquitoe central.
I just need to leave some containers w/soft water outdoors.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:09 AM   #22 
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How do you culture mosquito larvae?
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:43 PM   #23 
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I don't think you could culture mosquito larvae. I just live in an extremely wet area= tons of standing water everywhere. In between the wet spots are horse farms: lots of blood to feed on! There's a disease called "triple E": Eastern Equine Encephalitis that is a real problem here. Any water left out in a bucket from May-August will be swimming w/ larvae. I will have very fat fish by Fall, as I intend to capture the little buggers as often as I can.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:46 PM   #24 
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...And I intend to go BWAH-HA-HA!!!! (My best cartoon villan laugh) as I feed them to my fish!!!!
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:36 PM   #25 
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I'm always a bit confused on the larvae of these insects, but aren't mosquito larvae carnivorous much like dragonfly larvae?
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:18 PM   #26 
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I'll look it up, but mosquito larvae are big enough to see, but it still pretty small!
Maybe teeny fry would have a problem, but any fish over 1/4" would be able to eat them.
My concern is if EEE can harm a fish; the disease has been detected in amphibians & reptiles, but the article didn't say if it harmed them. It's a vector disease via birds, that aren't harmed.
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:05 AM   #27 
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So basically to culture them wait til warm season and set out a bucket of water... :)
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:00 AM   #28 
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I would leave small containers w/water outdoors now, & check daily. I'm using the clear acrylic "betta tanks" that are about 1/4 gallon ($4 @ WalMart). The mosquito larvae are the "wigglers" that are very apparent & can't be confused w/ anything else. They orient themselves almost vertically w/ the waterline.

The only reason I know all of this is b/c of EEE. We are told daily by the local media to remove "any standing water" on our properties. MY standing water will be a betta buffet!
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Living in a mosquito rich area, I can assure you all that I would take much pleasure in feeding them life to hungry fish and laughing evilly like Xaltd1.
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:06 AM   #30 
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I can start the larvae catching now?
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