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Mosquito Larvae
Mosquito (Culicidae)
Misquito Larva Photograph

Mosquito lava make a great live food for many smaller adult fish. This has been known for many years to those who raise killifish. There are some warnings to be had – Mosquitoes are known to carry diseases that are harmful to humans. Many communities look very unfavorably to the cultivation of the lava of these pests.

Often those who cultivate Daphnia in outdoor ponds also collect the larva of Mosquitoes. Caution should be used when bringing potential Mosquitoes in to ones home. If you choose to collect these Lava a new live food at a fair price is yours for the taking.

Video - Misquito Lava - View From a Microscope