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What is growing in my vase?

Posted by ourfamilygarden 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 16, 12 at 11:52

Okay, I don't know where else to ask this question. LOL. I've googled all and looked, and only found one person (and they weren't sure what it was).

I was rooting some cuttings in a vase of water. These cuttings take a long time. The plants are fine. But, I saw these little things swimming around. I've NEVER had this before!

I freaked thinking they were some sort of maggot! Then, someone told me they were tadpoles?

So, I planned on putting them in an old fishtank we have and I began to google. No I'm not sure, again. LOL. Tadpoles I see (and have seen in the past) are all dark. These are clear bodied with a dark dot where the head is.

Has anyone ever had this happen before? Does anyone know for certain what they are?


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RE: What is growing in my vase?

OK, Nevermind. LOL. I just got a very good macro shot of them where I could see their characteristics better. They appear to be some type of larvae - so they are no longer in our home. LOL.

That has never happened before. I was propogating a plant that I'd recently bought.

Now, I think I'm going to give my friend a lesson on the difference between tadpoles and larvae. LOL. I was skeptical to start with, but didn't want to take the chance that I'd be killing little tadpoles.

Well, at least I have an old aquarium primed and ready to go. So, I think I'll do something with it :)

RE: What is growing in my vase?



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RE: What is growing in my vase?

What size are these things? My first guess, without any more to go on, would also be a mosquito larvae.

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