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Thread: Sterilization

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    Hmm.. I thought west Nile was under control now? Reminds me to get my shots if I ever visit Texas again. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    Hmm.. I thought west Nile was under control now? Reminds me to get my shots if I ever visit Texas again. :)
    Well, it is sporadic, but not eradicated...not as serious a disease as you may have read about, 80% of those infected will show no symptoms... it mainly causes dire health issues for the very young, the very old, and those with pre-compromised immune systems. We have at least 15 species of mosquitos in my county alone, the culex species is the culprit.
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    we get west nile up here in the thawed frozen wastes during the summer as well. A couple deaths usually every year with the first cases usually popping up in late june and subsiding around labor day.
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    So it's somewhat safe to feed them live without sterilization? Once the little critters get here I'll be feeding the larvae live then (without sterilizing them).

    Sounds good. Thanks everyone.
    Main Tank - 55g with four white cloud mountain minnows, five peppered cory catfish (occasionally treated with frozen bloodworms), and three ghost shrimp. HOB filter is a Top Fin 75, fully cycled. Air supply is a dual-output air pump, with the two lines connected with a T-valve into one airstone block. Not planted, but has five artificial decoration plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFishObsession View Post
    So it's somewhat safe to feed them live without sterilization? Once the little critters get here I'll be feeding the larvae live then (without sterilizing them).

    Sounds good. Thanks everyone.
    It's safe enough for me, I can't wait to try it...the only "unsafe" thing I can think of is if my neighbors find out that I am purposefully breeding mosquitos, lol

    Whereabouts in Texas are you located?
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    My 10 gallon larvae raiser tank has been sitting outside for weeks, and still no wrigglers or bloodworms. I wonder if the county is spraying anti-mosquito fog near us. All that's in the tank is a bunch of nasty brownish-green algae.
    Main Tank - 55g with four white cloud mountain minnows, five peppered cory catfish (occasionally treated with frozen bloodworms), and three ghost shrimp. HOB filter is a Top Fin 75, fully cycled. Air supply is a dual-output air pump, with the two lines connected with a T-valve into one airstone block. Not planted, but has five artificial decoration plants.

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    Hmmm, mine has not been set up near that long, and I've already captured and fed my first batch. They loved them! Did you use dechlored water? Have you sighted or been bitten by any adult females?

    I used well water, so no need to dechlor in my instance.
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    Somehow the insanely soft winter seems to have affected insect life here. Bumblebees were late and I've only starting seeing mosquitos inside the last week or so

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    TGIF - Taurus right back at cha! - fishmommie TGIF back at you :) - steeler58 Happy B Day! - Taurus Which leaves on to ask which came first the cake or the beer! - Taurus 
    Happy B-day buddy! - steeler58 Happy 51st...and many more! - Rue Congrats on your cycle!! - RiversGirl thanks - fishmommie Have a Cory for passing 15,000 post's; WOW!! - steeler58 
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    Our problem is the fact that it never rains anymore...we have not had measurable rain for weeks, and the forecast only calls for slight chances beginning next week...tends to keep the insect population at bay
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    Where I live, it's only rained twice or so in the past couple of months. I have not even seen insect life other than red wasps, beetles under bricks, centipedes, cockroaches, and dirt dobbers (that's what I call them down here, other people in other places call them potter wasps, I guess). No sign of mosquitoes yet. (I'm not sure if that's how you properly spell that, either "moquitos" or "mosquitoes". My spellcheck prefers the latter.)

    Speaking of insects, I forgot to mention that fire ants are coming into my house now, and I bought some Demon to get rid of them. That stuff kills scorpions, spiders, ants, everything. Up in East Texas, I sprayed some around the shop building, and within one week there were a few dead scorpions, spiders, daddy long legs, etc. I assume that spraying demon around the outside of my house will drive off mosquitoes as well. This might be a problem since I'd like to feed some larvae to my little minnows.

    I figured out two benefits of culturing live mosquito larvae:

    1. It provides enrichment for the fish since they have to catch their meal.
    2. My white clouds are top/mid swimmers, and since the larvae breathe air, they need to come to the surface to be able to do so, which is when the minnows can eat them. If they stick on the bottom to stay safe, the cory cats will eat 'em. Semi-perfect situation. I don't think my neighbors will be too happy either if they find out I'm breeding live mosquitoes in my backyard.

    And also, why must I watch out for dragonfly larvae? Will they kill the fish? Heh.
    Main Tank - 55g with four white cloud mountain minnows, five peppered cory catfish (occasionally treated with frozen bloodworms), and three ghost shrimp. HOB filter is a Top Fin 75, fully cycled. Air supply is a dual-output air pump, with the two lines connected with a T-valve into one airstone block. Not planted, but has five artificial decoration plants.

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