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Re: Worms found with Mosquito Larvae?
As George Caruso already pointed out, these "worms" are midge larvae.
They are also known as "blood worms". The red color is from haemoglobin,
because they usually live in oxygen-poor conditions.
> I have another question for the group.
> Yesterday for the first time in a couple of years I was able to harvest a
> serving of Mosquito Larvae. I have a large 10 plus gallon bucket, found
> years ago in a dumpster, so have no idea what was in it previous.
> I also found about a half dozen small, largest is 3/16" long, orange
> colored worms. The question is where did the worms come from and what could
> they be? I live in a second floor apartment and bucket sits out on the
> patio. I have never used this bucket in any way for my fish, or food. It's
> sole purpose for existance is to be filled with water each summer and hope
> for the larvae. I live in Phoenix, Arizona and most summers I get nothing.
> Last summer it didn't even turn green, just dried up.
> Ron Rudnick
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