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Re: mosquito larve-now's the time to try it!
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: mosquito larve-now's the time to try it!
- From: Paul Krombholz <krombhol at teclink_net>
- Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2003 06:59:10 -0500
- In-reply-to: <200306221111.h5MBBQio010503@otter.actwin.com>
- References: <200306221111.h5MBBQio010503@otter.actwin.com>
* From: "sean mckinney" <seanmckinney at hotmail_com>
......Any how I did this last year with 2 55 gallon barrels and at
one time the water was black with larvae, the bloom only lasted
about 2 weeks but boy did the fish love them. From larvae mosquitos
morph into something which looks like a large printed comma and the
fish take these before the proper larvae. West niles inst a problem
here and I have just refreshed the vegitation in these barrels and
see signs of another banquet growing.
West nile is predicted to be a problem in the entire 48 states, as it
is spreading very rapidly. The virus was in all but four states last
year, and there is no known reason why it won't be in the remaining
four this year.
The "coma" form is the pupa, and it lasts about three days before the
adult emerges. Just be sure that you harvest ALL the larvae and
pupae before any adults emerge, and you will actually be doing your
neighborhood a favor although I doubt that your neighbors will
understand it. If your barrels were not there, the mosquitoes would
lay their eggs somewhere else where many of the larvae would make it
Paul Krombholz in sunny central Mississippi where the daily rains have stopped.