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> During the past few years there have been a number of new mosquitos
introduced to the US from a number of sources, including Asia...
Due to these recent occurances, I would be very cautious about allowing any
live mosquito larvae in my home. If I found any in a culture, the entire
culture would be filtered and frozen for later use.
These are important cautions to consider. That was why I recommended pretty
aggressively harvesting from culture containers and using sifts/sieves to
sort them out so that the larvae and pupae near changing into gnats would be
By the way, if one harvests in a daphnia culture at night when it is cooler,
more of the daphnia will have descended to a lower strata. More of what you
catch will be mosquitos. Harvesting in the very early morning might be even
more effective at preserving the daphnia culture while catching a maximum
number of mosquito larvae.
Do you know if any of the disease carrying mosquitos carry those diseases
from the eggs or do they have to bite an infected person before they are
contagious. Isn't it Anopholes (sp.) that must bite someone with Malaria or
yellow fever before they can infect someone else? Would that apply to Culex
and dog heart worm?
Larry seems to be suggesting that the Tiger mossies could carry a human
disease through the larval stage. If that is the case, that is indeed grim
(Dr. Specht, as a physician from Florida with collecting experience in the
tropics, what is your perspective on this? Thanks!)
All the best!
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