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mosquito larvae in papyrus

Posted by manifest z9 Oakland, CA (My Page) on
Sun, May 23, 04 at 13:52

I have a dwarf papyrus in a galvanized container that I keep full of water. Problem is, it's standing water and I discovered mosquito larvae squirming around in it yesterday. The papyrus dries out too quickly and turns brown if I don't keep a two or three inch layer if water in it, but I don't want to encourage mosquitos.

Is there anything I can treat the water with to keep mosquitos from laying eggs in the papyrus? I'd get a mosquito fish, but I don't think I have a deep enough container for the fish to survive.

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RE: mosquito larvae in papyrus

Get mosquito dunks. They look like little donuts that float for a short time on the water surface and kill the mosquito larvae biologically with a bacteria.

RE: mosquito larvae in papyrus

Yep those dunks are great.

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