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Re: NFC: LIVE FOOD
Mosquitos here have a more difficult time finding
standing water than in other areas I've lived in
.Thats nice for me because they are never a big
problem even on still nights . When they do find still
water such as a bucket of old water they seem to flock
to it . Even so moths are also the largest source of
flying food here. Larger or larger mouthed fishes
benefit the most and I supplement with mosquito larva
,white/grindal/earthworms .Though mosquitos are scarce
the area abounds with chiggers and ticks .Im told
banty chickens eat them up . Guinea fowl too . Ill
have to get some for sure next year . I could try
tempting the fish with the 30 odd ticks a day that I
pull off after being in the woods for a day but I dont
know if I want the fish getting a taste for my blood .
Seems ghoulish .
--- Sajjad Lateef <sajjad at acm_org> wrote:
> I do it too. I have a 20g tub on the patio with
> some killies.
> I don't change the water often since I have about 5
> gallons of Vesicularia
> dubyana (java moss) in there too. The mosquitos,
> however, do not hit the
> water and are not highly attracted to the light (as
> much as moths and
> On Wed, 29 Aug 2001, BILL HOPPE wrote:
> > I think I've solved my live food needs . At
> > least 90% of it . I still add some worms to the
> mix .
> > What I did was to move my 55 g to the outside of
> > back living room window on the deck and added a
> > electric light . Every night is a feeding frenzy
> > The madtoms are not a bit light shy then .They hit
> > good size moth like a great white . All my Sugar
> > Creek fish are in that tank . Its a real pleasure
> > watch thru the window while the Darters nail the
> > mosquitos . An hour and a half of light gives them
> > they can handle . Less time than that most nights
> . In
> > the morning I run a net across the top of the tank
> > remove excess beetles and moth wings , take out 2
> > buckets of water , pore the buckets into my tomato
> > pepper potted plants on the deck and then top the
> > with fresh water . Everybod is happy but I have
> > feeling someone will tell me I have disaster in
> > making . Any dire experiences with such a thing ?
> > =====
> > Bill Hoppe
> > Yellville Arkansas
> > Why Yellville ? It saves on phone bills .
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> Sajjad Lateef email: sajjad <at> acm.org
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