What are these?

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What are these?

Post by KeenAds » Mon May 17, 2021 6:14 pm

I collect rainwater off my shed roof into blue drums to use in the garden and today I noticed they were full of these little guys. They dart around very quickly no idea how they got in there. Any idea what they might be?
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Re: What are these?

Post by Tackleberry » Mon May 17, 2021 6:19 pm

Mosquito larvae or you will be scratching after they hatch
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Re: What are these?

Post by re-tyred » Mon May 17, 2021 6:25 pm

Either seal the drums or spread biodegradable oil over the water
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Post by 4liters » Mon May 17, 2021 7:40 pm

Scoop them out and feed them to your fish
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Post by KeenAds » Mon May 17, 2021 7:47 pm

Thanks for the replies everyone I will empty out the drums tomorrow to get rid of them and make up some mesh covers.

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Re: What are these?

Post by Texas » Tue May 18, 2021 12:26 am

Wouldn't have thought you'd get them this time of year
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Re: What are these?

Post by Tackleberry » Tue May 18, 2021 1:20 am

You should live up here in East Gippsland we get them all year round
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Re: What are these?

Post by greggo » Tue May 18, 2021 3:31 pm

Just pour some vegetable or olive oil into the drum. It stays on top of the water and starves the wrigglers of oxygen.

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Post by Tim399 » Tue May 18, 2021 5:11 pm

Get a couple of small, hardy coldwater fish like goldfish. They’ll keep the numbers down, and the excrement the fish give off in the water is excellent for the garden

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Re: What are these?

Post by Tim399 » Tue May 18, 2021 5:12 pm

4liters wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 7:40 pm
Scoop them out and feed them to your fish
I did this with a fish tank in my room once... big mistake lol they must’ve been close to hatching when I put them in there

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