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Old 07-17-2014, 09:03 PM   #1 
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how to harvest mosquito larvae

hello,

I have been trying for a while to harvest some mosquito larvae, but am having no luck. I have tried several bowls/ buckets here and there around the verandah / garden and keep checking daily ... but nothing
What am I doing wrong?
I have collected rainwater, it is the summer time, there are mosquitoes flying about, ...

Any suggestions would be very welcome! I am new to this.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:18 PM   #2 
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I have a five gallon bucket outside my house nestled in some grass in the shade, my spot gets a little sunlight in the morning but is mostly shaded for the day. It has rainwater and some algae buildup and they breed like crazy in there.

My dad also had an aquarium in the backyard under a tree with stale tapwater and overrun with algae and we always got tons of larvae from it. It usually takes a week or two to replenish after I dump out the bucket (don't want the excess becoming full grown mosquitoes).
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:31 PM   #3 
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I have a bucket that I keep under my bird bath in the garden. I always noticed that I would get tons of larvae in the bird bath so that's how I picked my placement. It's also partially shaded and gets some sun during the day so it's gotten a bit of algae. The little blood suckers seem to prefer some algae and detritus.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:50 PM   #4 
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Also, make sure the water is stagnant, and maybe try floating a small dead leaf ontop the surface.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:00 AM   #5 
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thanks

Thanks everyone!
I will try your suggestions
I want my betta to enjoy some tasty treats!!
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