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    yes, but if you do it often enough, the eggs that hatch will be larvae which will die.
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    that makes no logic

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    I buy "Mosquito Dunks" which contain a larvacide that the developing larvae eat. I break off small pieces and put them in my trays. They look like doughnuts, and I think it was about 8 bucks for a pack of 6 at Home Depot. They are supposed to last 30 days, once placed in the water.

    I hope this helps.

    Bill

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    They make great fish food if you have any.

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    An ultricaria, or an aldrovanda would be good though, make lots of cuttings, and you have mosquito control, totally enviornmentally benign!
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    i find my sundews take fine care of the mosquitos here. i'm in Everett, WA just bit farther north. they also seem to die off (or down) this time of the year. besides, if the plants don't get 'em my cats have a blast chatching the ones that slip through.
    ...of course the down side is i've lost plants from them tearing around the place too. it's an odd harmony.
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    Lots of good ideas... I poured the water though my pots again with little success - there seem to be less larvae but I still see them in there (probably need to wash the tray out better.) I'm going to toss some of the water in with my bettas, although I'll probably change their water before the larvae are big enough for eating. I'd like to add some aquatic carnivores, but I can't buy any immediately; I'm going to go on a little treasure hunt for U. inflata some time soon around the local lakes.
    Alpha, it sounds like you know a little something about mosquitos (or at least have more available info than I do.) What's the shortest larval gestation I can expect? My apartment is fairly warm (68 degrees is cold, according to my roommate) and there's enough stuff in the water (soil, bits of live sphagnum) to keep the larvae well fed as far as I know.
    Thanks again,
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