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Old 08-21-2013, 10:27 AM   #21
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Apparently I missed a few because when I took the hood off my tank this afternoon to do a PWC and acclimate a couple new cories I found several midge flies flying around. I killed at least 3.
Hopefully you got them all and no more get in to breed in the tank. Dealing with the bloodworms are one thing but the actual adult midge flies aren't fun.
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In the invert forum there's a post, I think, linked to a video of a fascinating insect larval form, that is sucking a bloodworm dry.

The photography is brilliant, you can see the bloodworm's mouth parts and segments, see the juices running through the larval body very clearly, and the 'blood' leaving the bloodworm, segment by segment. A bit graphic but interesting. I'll see if I can find it again.

Edit.. this is the link to the video.
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Hopefully you got them all and no more get in to breed in the tank. Dealing with the bloodworms are one thing but the actual adult midge flies aren't fun.
Found several more today. ::headdesk::
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In the invert forum there's a post, I think, linked to a video of a fascinating insect larval form, that is sucking a bloodworm dry.

The photography is brilliant, you can see the bloodworm's mouth parts and segments, see the juices running through the larval body very clearly, and the 'blood' leaving the bloodworm, segment by segment. A bit graphic but interesting. I'll see if I can find it again.

Edit.. this is the link to the video.
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It is totally cool, isn't it. I get the feeling you and I would be great pals !
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