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    The mosquitoes are taking advantange of the standing water in my sarr pot. There has been a mosquito population exposion around my house. Is there anything I can put in the water to kill the larva that won't harm my plants?
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    I like animals. They're tasty. B.J. Bailey Stillwater, OK USA

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    Buckmaster, you could buy an aquatic badderwort. The species of misquito will determine the size and species of bladderwort you need to get. The bigger the mosquito larva, the bigger trap you need to catch it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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    Would U. vulgaris work? It has huge traps compared to most the aquatic Utricularia I grow..

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    Angry

    I change the water out every few days to get rid of the larva.

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    Your Sarracenia pot would have to be massive for U. vulgaris. Maybe U. volubilis.

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    I think the bladderwort idea sounds good. Changing the water would be too expensive since I have to buy distilled water. Where can I get the species you suggested?
    I like animals. They're tasty. B.J. Bailey Stillwater, OK USA

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    If there is room, try guppies. You can get feeder fish at the local fish store for cheap, or breed them yourself. I put a couple small ones, about 1/4" long, in a depression in my bog that is about 2 inches deep and about six inches in diameter. They need to be replaced every few months when they get too big, eating not only insect larve, but algae as well.

    I am not sure about the Ultricularia handling this problem, but I think I will give it a try in an isolated bowl.
    Spartanburg, SC/ Amelia Island, FL USA

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    Ummm..... I did some looking and I didnt find it for retail. Try emailing some nurseries and before I'd do that try asking to trade on the Trading post or the Utricularia forum.

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