Preparing To Breed Mosquito Larva

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Hi,


So today it was about 80 and so I decided that it is time to start my mosquito larva culture. So I have some dry grass cuttings, and a shallow pan of water, this is what I am going to do.

Place pan of water in the shade
Place grass in pan
Place in shady warm spot
Wait two weeks
Come back, fish out mosquito larva with net
Cut in half
place in fish tank

Thanks in advance!
 

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The larvae hatch after 12-16 hours of being laid (for most species) and will emerge 5-7 days later, I'd check back in 5 days
 
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The larvae hatch after 12-16 hours of being laid (for most species) and will emerge 5-7 days later, I'd check back in 5 days
I don't mean to sound strange, but you don't think there is any chance of me starting some kind of malaria outbreak only for fish
 

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I don't mean to sound strange, but you don't think there is any chance of me starting some kind of malaria outbreak only for fish
For fish, no, but if you have mosquito culex nearby, you gotta be real careful, those have been spreading West Nile and acute flaccid paralysis, the type of paralysis that was previously only associated with Polio. Severe and lethal without treatment.
 
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For fish, no, but if you have mosquito culex nearby, you gotta be real careful, those have been spreading West Nile and acute flaccid paralysis, the type of paralysis that was previously only associated with Polio. Severe and lethal without treatment.
I think I'll research what mosquitos live in my area first
 

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I think I'll research what mosquitos live in my area first
Yeah, but as long as you check regularly, shouldn't be an issue. And they can't spread what doesn't already exist in your area, so a few quick Google searches should tell you possible illnesses and all
 
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