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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:34 pm Post subject: Dragonfly Larve Reply with quote

 Off  an  on  in  the  past  week  I  have  been  seeing  molted  skins  of  the  dragon  larvae  on  top  of  my  floating  plants.  The  dragonfly  may  have  deposited  some  eggs  through  the  fine  net  covering  the  bucket.
 
 So  I'm  worried  if  there  are  any  in  the  buckets  because  they  are  known  to  attack  shrimps  and  fish  too.  And  some  species  can  live  for  4  years  in  larvae  stage.
 
 My  only  solution  is  to  drain  the  whole  bucket  move  plants  and  fish  to  another  standby  container  because  if  there  are  larvae  they  will  be  at  the  bottom  of  the  bucket  or  anywhere
 
 Anyone  has  another  solution  or  suggestion  on  how  to  check  thoroughly  or  even  lure  them  out
 
 I've  read  online  that  its  a  war  that  you  cannot  win  with  them
 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:15 pm Post subject: Re: Dragonfly Larve Reply with quote

 Yes  the  only  option  I  know  is  "burn  the  house  to  kill  the  mouse".....
 Save  only  the  fish  and  shrimps  and  when  you  catch  the  shrimps  be  sure  they  are  the  shrimps.....
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:23 pm Post subject: Re: Dragonfly Larve Reply with quote

 Aw  Shucks.....I  couldn't  find  any  of  them   Sad  
 That  makes  me  more  worried   Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:41 pm Post subject: Re: Dragonfly Larve Reply with quote

 Can  I  put  any  preventive  medicine  around  the  buckets  to  ward  off  dragon  flies  ?
 For  example  like  this  diagram  the  dotted  lines  could  be  the  medicine
 
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 Any  suggestions  on  medicine,  Or  any  natural  elements  like  garlic,  orange  peel
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:08 pm Post subject: Re: Dragonfly Larve Reply with quote

 Pio,  You  try  with  this  Lakshman  Rekha  Chalk...
 
 Just  need  to  draw  a  line  around  your  buckets.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:16 pm Post subject: Re: Dragonfly Larve Reply with quote

 Lakshman  Rekha  chalk  will  work  only  for  ants  and  roaches..I  doubt  it  will  work  for  flying  insects...
 
 Pio  -  you  may  want  to  try  this...keep  some  tobacco  in  cloth  and  tie  that  cloth  near  the  buckets.  
 One  of  my  cousin  used  to  stay  near  Lower  parel  station  and  use  to  park  his  car  in  open.  There  was  a  rat  menance  in  his  locality  and  they  used  to  chew  up  all  the  cables.  So  his  mechanic  suggested  him  this  method  and  tie  a  piece  of  cloth  with  tobacco  in  it  under  his  bonnet....it  actually  worked!!  So,  you  can  give  it  a  try...if  it  keeps  away  rodents  it  should  work  for  insects  too...
 
 Just  my  two  cents..
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:23 pm Post subject: Re: Dragonfly Larve Reply with quote

 @Ganesh
 That  will  work  for  ants  and  cockroaches  only.  I'm  not  worried  about  ants  cos  the  fish  can  eat  those.  I  sometimes  catch  black  ants  with  a  drop  of  honey  and  feed  those  ants  to  my  Zebra  Longfinned  Danios
 
 @Aquacrazy_Ash
 Thanks.  That  sound  like  a  good  suggestion.  Its  the  smell  and  aroma  around  that  small  area  that  is  needed.
 Hope  it  will  work  for  insects.
 Ill  tie  the  same  and  put  it  in  my  car  engine  bonnet  for  the  rats  that  chew  the  wires
 Right  now  we  keep  those  poky  brushes  in  the  bonnet
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:24 pm Post subject: Re: Dragonfly Larve Reply with quote

                                                   
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Lakshman  Rekha  chalk  will  work  only  for  ants  and  roaches..I  doubt  it  will  work  for  flying  insects...
 
 Pio  -  you  may  want  to  try  this...keep  some  tobacco  in  cloth  and  tie  that  cloth  near  the  buckets.  .  Your  fishes  will  soon  get  cancer   ROFL  
 One  of  my  cousin  used  to  stay  near  Lower  parel  station  and  use  to  park  his  car  in  open.  There  was  a  rat  menance  in  his  locality  and  they  used  to  chew  up  all  the  cables.  So  his  mechanic  suggested  him  this  method  and  tie  a  piece  of  cloth  with  tobacco  in  it  under  his  bonnet....it  actually  worked!!  So,  you  can  give  it  a  try...if  it  keeps  away  rodents  it  should  work  for  insects  too...
 
 Just  my  two  cents..                
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:16 pm Post subject: Re: Dragonfly Larve Reply with quote

 Hello,
 
 I  even  had  the  same  problem.  But  i  have  seen  one  thing,  these  larva  do  appear  at  the  top  of  the  tank,  mainly  on  the  stems  of  the  floating  plant,  specifically  at  night  time.  Also  you  may  see  them  climbing  on  the  walls  of  the  container  at  time.I  slowly  picked  all  of  them  gradually.  Just  wait  for  the  night,  and  u  can  slowly  hand  pick  all  of  them  just  by  using  a  torch,  just  in  case  not  to  make  them  aware.  
 
 I  have  seen  them  appearing  on  the  top  of  weeds  in  the  river  banks  at  night.  And  in  broad  daylight  they  easily  get  disturbed.  You  need  to  have  patience  as,  you  may  not  be  able  to  pick  them  all,  together.
 
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 @thebluearatus
 Thanks  for  sharing  your  experience  on  this
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 I  found  this  article  and  think  you  can  learn  from  it  by  doin  the  opposite  to  safeguard  your  outdoor  containers
 
 http://sagebug.com/howto/dragonflies.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:12 pm Post subject: Re: Dragonfly Larve Reply with quote

 When  you  catch  a  lot  of  shrimps  and  collect  plants  from  the  wild  there's  always  a  likelihood  of  a  dragon  fly  larvae  getting  in  and  they  are  really  as  tiny  as  shrimps  initially.  I  pulled  some  floating  plants  and  shrimps  from  my  bucket  and  them  in  my  bowl  where  I  was  breeding  Endlers  and  after  some  days  wondered  where  a  couple  of  my  frys  disappeared.  Thanks  to  this  guy.  So  I  plucked  him  out  with  my  tongs  and  kept  him  in  a  small  Chinese  Take  Away  Vinegar  Sauce  container....photo  1
 
 
 It  survived  for  6  days  in  an  airtight  container  with  only  half  the  water.  A  closer  look  at  them  and  they  look  very  alein-ish.  These  larvae  are  dangerous  and  can  get  in  your  outdoor  containers  or  ponds.  They  attack  frys  and  shrimps.  I  read  online  that  they  can  survive  for  6  years  in  submerged  conditions  as  a  larve.  Ensure  that  you  dont  have  dragonflys  hovering  around  your  outdoor  containers  especially  two  of  them  in  a  mating  stage  because  they  will  deposit  their  eggs  on  your  floating  plants  in  your  outdoor  container.  Get  rid  of  them  if  you  see  these  larvae....photo  2
 
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 Destroyyyyyyy..   Surprised
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