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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:33 am 
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Yes, sunny weather allows me (us) to harvest my own daphnia and white mosquito larvea... this is how I do it...

- get a transparent plasic or glass container (old tank)...
- I put this in the garden at a sunny, but not too sunny (hehe) place and fill it up with water
- add a bit of milk (for algea growth)
- wait for at least 2 weeks
- add live daphnia
- wait again a few weeks, the daphnia multiplies (ha!)
- mosquito larvea will be there too by them selves
- wait a bit and harvest..

This is my simple but very effective method to treat my angelfish :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:17 am 
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Great advice... hope others try it. If you want a little more skeeter larvae and/or daphnia, try those 6 foot plastic kiddie pools they well at Walmart or HD...

A recommendation here, it is better if you place it in an open shade, where sun is plentiful but mostly indirect. You don't want the water to get too hot or turn into a thick pea soup.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:35 am 
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puertoayacucho wrote:
If you want a little more skeeter larvae and/or daphnia, try those 6 foot plastic kiddie pools they well at Walmart or HD...


Ed


Great idea :D !!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:08 pm 
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Jupiter... just wanted to advise you. The warmer the water, the faster your mosquito larvae will turn into pupae and the pupae stage lasts only hours, then they will be flying bloodsuckers. Daphnia don't like warm water. So the culture water needs to be in the high 70's to mid 80's at most, hence the need for shade.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:58 pm 
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puertoayacucho wrote:
Jupiter... just wanted to advise you. The warmer the water, the faster your mosquito larvae will turn into pupae and the pupae stage lasts only hours, then they will be flying bloodsuckers. Daphnia don't like warm water. So the culture water needs to be in the high 70's to mid 80's at most, hence the need for shade.


Thanks for the great advice :-) !


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