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Old 05-11-2011, 10:57 AM   #1 
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Mosquito Larvae!!!

I put a big tub of conditioned water outside and stuck some leaves in it, some bugs died in it and I went outside today to find mosquito larvae hanging from the top!
They look so cool, i've never actually seen them before in person.
I moved the water and they all fell down to the bottom and after a few seconds they all started flipping around like inchworms back to the top.
I took one out and poored fresh conditioned water with the larvae, then I gave it to Thai, my male VT.
He did not see it at first, but when he did he sucked it up and ate it.
Haha

I feel so bad!!!
I got to see these creatures growing, and I took one of it's lives.
:'(

But they are good for bettas and I just reminded myself that it is the food chain. lol
I want to watch them grow!
But they don't need to be in or near the house...so I'm gonna move them far away and get a few more to feed my other bettas...I don't think I am going to continue doing this!

Does anyone know if I could buy mosquito larvae already prepared somewhere?
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:37 AM   #2 
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I will get photos of them!
And actually, I think I am going to get more and continue feeding them the larvae during the summer. :)
Those things are tough!
I tried sucking them up with a turkey baster and they kept getting away from the current.
I saw one at the bottom grazing for food.
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:10 PM   #3 
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Well done! Pretty much the primary staple diet of wild bettas.....
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:46 PM   #4 
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Yup! Thanks ~
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It was funny because I didn't expect them to be out there.
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