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    used a shallow pail to soak some DW and MOSS a few days ago. checked it just now and found a few tiny mosquito larvae in the water !

    immediately scoup them out and feed my fishes. they LIKED it man! once it the water all came rushing and it's gone within secs.

    just want to share with you all and not promoting mosquito larvae breeding !
    cheers....

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    Now that's something yummy for my dario darios

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    Please don't do it! Have a heart for the people around you be it your family or neighbours. If the mosquito gets out for some reason and worst if it is of some spiecies that spread dengue, you had it. DON'T DO IT!

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    Peter Gwee

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    Better not take the risk to breed mosquito larva. Some may escape and breed havoc elsewhere.

    Why not try breeding some kind of rice or grain weevils? I have been doing that for the last half year and these insects require little care. They don't fly and so can't escape from the containers. My Rainbow Fish and Harlequin Rasbora loved them.
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    Even if you can ensure that mosquitoes will not escape, I am wondering what you will feed the mosquito with???

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    Quote Originally Posted by juggler
    Why not try breeding some kind of rice or grain weevils? I have been doing that for the last half year and these insects require little care. They don't fly and so can't escape from the containers. My Rainbow Fish and Harlequin Rasbora loved them.
    How do you breed them? Would pencil fish eat them? My pencils are not eating the pellets that I am giving them and I do not want to try hatching brime shrimps yet, so if this is an easier way I would like to try it.
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    The weevils are those tiny little black beetles that sometimes appear in bags of rice. All they require is a small container with some bits of dry rice and some wood shavings. Give them a source of moisture and they will multiply over time.

    A|X, I know how good mosquito larva is as a food item for the fish, but if you get caught for breeding mosquitoes, the fine isn't a good thing to look at.
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    I used a different variety of weevil. Sorry don't know the name.
    They are slightly bigger than the rice weevils. Moves faster too. I use Lotus Seed (Lian Zi) as food for them. There is a larva stage where we can see the little maggots crawling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterGwee
    Please don't do it! Have a heart for the people around you be it your family or neighbours. If the mosquito gets out for some reason and worst if it is of some spiecies that spread dengue, you had it. DON'T DO IT!

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    Peter Gwee

    Message copied. I shall not do it then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juggler
    Better not take the risk to breed mosquito larva. Some may escape and breed havoc elsewhere.

    Why not try breeding some kind of rice or grain weevils? I have been doing that for the last half year and these insects require little care. They don't fly and so can't escape from the containers. My Rainbow Fish and Harlequin Rasbora loved them.
    Teach me, teach me

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    Juggler, if you could, please post up the image of the weevil if possible.

    I know there's several types of rice weevils but the ones I usually encounter are small and harmless. Probably might try culturing them since fruit flies are classified as agricultural pests. Good alternative I think since you say your rasbora loved them.

    Hmm.. I wonder if Boraras would eat these weevils too.
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    waaaaaa now there's finally some use for these irritating weevils!!!
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    kinda dangerous..
    they shouldnt be breed in the 1st place..


    its like u are breeding dinosaur...
    I Doesnt haVe GReen HAIr NoR orANGE bodY. DOnT chOP mE likE A cARroT !!

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    Re: Free but DEADLY food !

    I had also feed rice weevils to my neon tetras too.

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