NANFA-- Harvesting Mosquito Larvae Question
Wed, 18 Jun 2003 11:28:10 -0400

OK bug fans, I want to put containers (tubs, pools, whatever)
outside for the purpose of collecting wild mosquito larvae. I've
noticed that one tub I have out now quickly produced _lots_ of larvae
and eggs. Here's what I want to know: What is the minimum
generation time from egg to adult mosquito? I'm sure this is
temperature dependent, so let's say at 80-85 F. I want to be sure to
empty each contaner before any adult mosquitos have emerged and after
I have harvested the maximum number of larvae/pupae. Don't want to
be a producer of pest insects, just free live fish food. So whadduya
think? How long 'til they come flying after me in revenge for
parasitizing their race?


PS -- How does one find out when municipalities are spraying for insects?
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