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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:15 pm Post subject: Weevil culture Reply with quote

 I  accidentally  discovered  that  Sitophilus  granarius  had  infested  a  large  bottle  of  oats  and  were  thriving.  So  i  have  started  feeding  adult  weevils  to  all  the  fish.  They  are  about  3  mm  long  each  and  most  fish  eat  them  with  relish.  Now  we  have   converted  the  jar  into  a  weevil  culture.  Dry  culture,  so  spouse  friendly.  Can  be  kept  sealed.  Easy  to  harvest  as  they  adults  crawl  up  when  you  open  it.  Fish  love  it.  
 
 Any  one  who  wants  a  starter  culture  is  welcome.  let  me  know,  should  be  easy.  
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:09 pm Post subject: Re: Weevil culture Reply with quote

 Shiv
 
 Is  this  the  same  thing  ?
 
 http://debunix.net/fish/MiscCritters.html
 
 I  just  added  this  in  a  Good  Reading  Thread  yesterday
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:37 pm Post subject: Re: Weevil culture Reply with quote

 Sounds  very  Evil  ROFL
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 @  Pio  :  The  image  does  show  S.  Granarius.  It  infests  all  grains.  The  larve  are  inside  the  grain  and  one  pupation  crawl  out.  i  recommend  oats  as  its  easier  to  get  the  critters  out.  Surface  feeders  like  Chelas,  rasboras  as  well  as  P.sclarae  seem  to  thrive  on  it.  
 
 @  vinod  :  Evil  weevils  have  evil  done  to  them  !  probably  the  largest  cause  of  grain  damage  after  rats  !
 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:29 am Post subject: Re: Weevil culture Reply with quote

 Shiv
 That  is  something  good  to  hear.  
 After  Vipin  finding  some  brown  worms  in  his  white  worm  culture
 you  have  found  this  one.  Our  fishes  are  getting  luckier  by  the  day  -  yummy  live  food.
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 Any  idea  if  Badis  and  Bettas  will  also  eat  this  ?
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 @  ramdas  :  My  damn  fish  eat  better  than  my  kids  !  Still  we  do  our  best.  With  summer  on,the  amount  of  adult  D.melanogaster  that  get  fed  to  the  fish  is  staggering.  Plus  with  Nayak  shaming  me  on  using  freeze  dried  food  after  being  a  hobbiyst  for  over  30  years,  i  have  a  good  supply  of  frozen  blood  worms.  So  you  figure....
 
 @  pio  :  Bettas  do  .  And  so  do  the  badis.the  alpha  male  is  still  a  tracker  on  the  glass.  The  beta  male  and  females  do  hunt  down  a  few.  They  are  slow.   However  i  keep  G.Holbrooki  in  the  same  tank  as  the  badis  (for  live  food  really)  and  they  out  compete  the  badis  on  live  insects  everytime.  As  an  observation  Chelas  are  very  successful  in  getting  to  live  insects.  And  surprisingly  so  are  Mokenhausia  sp  and  Pterophyllum  sp.  
 
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 @Shiv
 I've  got  natives  ie  Indian  Rasbora  Daniconius  so  I  assume  they  should  love  these  then  only  I'll  start  culturing  weevil.
 Will  live  bearers  also  eat  these  ?
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 @  pio
 oh  yes.  You  may  howver  have  to  introduce  this  to  them  in  a  format  they  are  familiar  with.  i.e  early  morning  or  twilight  when  the  insects  swarm  on  water  bodies.  As  mentioned  the  badis  can  eat  only  what  the  G.Holbrooki  leave.  in  my  experience  all  surface  feeders  will  take  weevils.
 
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