Re: NANFA-- Harvesting Mosquito Larvae Question

David Ramsey (
Wed, 18 Jun 2003 11:38:56 -0400

> Here's what I want to know: What is the minimum
> generation time from egg to adult mosquito?
Before the mosquito larvae hatch they become a hard shelled critter, looks
like an armored 'comma'. Until then you can harvest all you want. The
hardshells mean the blood sucking is coming soon. Then I become rather
frantic about harvesting. Most of my fish won't touch the hardshell guys. I
just eyedropper them out and squirt into the yard to die. Feed the rest,
dump and start over.
Of course, right now here in NE Atlanta, there is so much rain and water
that a mosquito can drop eggs from altitude and be pretty sure of a
succesfull hatch. The creek at the end of my property has not had water in
it for at least 10 years. It is about 2 feet deep and roaring these days.

David Ramsey
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