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  1. CWH

    CWH Funster Life Member

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    Can anybody tell me what these tiny wiggly things are please? (I've uploaded 3 photos 'cause they're rubbish & not very clear.) I know there've been waterboatmen in this tub.
    Is the garden about to be overwhelmed with something?
    Are they good for the birds/ frogs/ toads?
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    Could be mosquito larvae.
     
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    Thanks (I think!) Glad we're going away tomorrow then.....
     
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    Something for the bats to feed on when they emerge.(y)
     
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    Bit unfair on your neighbours.

    Aren't there enough Mossies in the world, without adding this lot?

    Destroy them, would be my advice?


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    Just a couple or three drops of olive oil on the surface of the pond gets 'em' Suffercates them as they emerge.
     
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    Thanks for the information everyone.
    What I did before I left home this morning was tip 'em out - hope it works! If I'd read your tip about olive oil beforehand Rangi I'd have done that.
     
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    ....... and they would be ready for cooking!
     
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    Hard to get the scale in your photos - but could it be one of these .....??
    This is the larvae of a diving water-beetle - vicious little predators in a pond. This one here, photographed in my pond here, can be seen feeding on a tadpole, which they are particularly fond of. They come to the surface frequently to breathe (through their back end!!) o_O

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    A bit like some on here then..... ;):LOL:
     
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    "Midges"....... Get a very fine net and scoop as many out as you can and leave them in the upturned net..

    In this weather they will soon pass away... (y)
     
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    Sorry but i can't help. But I bet they bite when they emerge :unsure:
     
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    Good point. They're tiny - more likely the taddies would eat them I think! :eek:
    Now could I possibly "like" that? :rolleyes:
    They're dumped now - so that's what I'm banking on! (y)
    It's not going to happen..... :oops:
     
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    glad you have tipped them out.
     
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