Will tadpoles eat mosquito larvae?
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It depends on the tadpoles. Some are strictly herbivorous and will only eat algae and plants. Their mouthparts are specialised for this diet and they cannot eat other food, ie. mosquito wrigglers. Most largeish tadpoles will attack mosquito wrigglers.
"If you're worried about mosquito problems, drop in a few 'Blue
Eyes' fish. I hear they thrive on on mosquito larvae and won't hurt
the frogs. These fish should be available from your local
fish-carrying pet stores".
Danger: I assume that Blue-eyes are gambusia, probably Gambusia holbrookii. They will take care of the mozzies but they will also kill tadpoles.
Yes, dragonfly larvae eat many kinds animals, including mosquito larvae, damselfly larvae, and even tadpoles and small fish when they are larger.
A great many species eat mosquito larvae. Other predatory aquatic insects (e.g. dragonfly larvae, aquatic beetles) as well as freshwater fish (e.g. guppies, killifish, carp) and even birds (migratory songbirs, waterfowl) will eat mosquito larvae. Tadpoles also eat mosquito larvae.
I would assume that tadpoles eat mosquito larvae. Also, possibly small flying insects that fall in the water.
Fish do feed on mosquito larvae.
Yes, there are several ducks who will eat mosquito larvae. Muscovy ducks are said to be the main predator for mosquito larvae and are essential for keeping the mosquito population at bay.
If one thousand tadpoles hatched at the same time and into a small pond will all of the tadpoles survive?
No they won't most of them will eat each other if they have no food or if the larger tadpoles a hungry they will eat the smaller and weaker tadpoles. And some will die from mosquito larvae and adult mosquitoes and will be eaten by larger fish if they are in the wild.
dragonfly larvae eats mosquito larvae.
What could be the cause of the number of malarial patients inreased tremendously when large number of frogs were exported from village?
Tadpoles eat mosquito larvae. Fewer frogs => fewer tadpoles => more mosquitos => more malaria.
YES, especially mosquito larvae
They eat mosquito larvae.
Yes, it is safe to eat mosquito larvae; you will digest them. They even have nutritional value.
if its a larvae, it cant eat, therefore how can it be carnivorous?
No, dragonfly larvae are not herbivores as they eat other species' larvae or tadpoles.
Most fish will gladly to eat the larvae.
No. Mosquito larvae graze over plant and rock matter in the water and eat bacteria and algae. Butterfly larvae eat plants on land.
They eat mostly mosquito larvae, THEY DO NOT ABSORB THEIR ENERGY FROM THE SUN! - to the goon who answered before me.
Well they do NOT eat Mosquito s, they usually don't eat once adults they just breed and die, if they do eat they eat nectar. As larvae they eat what most larvae do, roots and other vegetation in the soil.
Decomposers eat dead material. Most decomposers are fungus and bacteria. However, mosquito larvae does not eat dead organic material, and therefore is not a decomposer.
Tadpoles eat algae and other plant matter in the wild.
Yes, they do. Mostly mosquito larvae eat them though.
no why because they where so small
For the mosquitoes, put some mosquitofish into the pond. They will eat the mosquito larvae. To kill the tadpoles, you will need some larger fish such as bass, but then, the bass would eat the mosquitofish also. A film of vegetable oil should stop their snorkel breaking through the surface and they will be unable to breathe
a larvae is are tadpoles
Crayfish cannot eat adult mosquitoes. Crayfish are aquatic. However, baby crayfish love to eat mosquito larvae. Mosquito larvae begin their life in water and later grow into their adult flying form.
Small fish, the larvae of the Diving Beetle, and Tadpoles.
They will eat mosquito larvae and any bugs that linger on or near the surface.
Yes, bladderworts (Utricularia spp) can eat bugs but no, they do not eat plants. The carnivorous plants in question trap juvenile fishes, mosquito larvae, nematodes, protozoa, rotifers, tadpoles, and water fleas in order to introduce into their diets nutrients which are unavailable in the soil.
Like adult dragonflies, dragonfly larvae also eat other insects. Since they are mostly aquatic, they can also get big enough to eat tadpoles and small fish.
Yes, they do. They pretty much eat anything that moves in the pond or stream, including critters up to their own size.
A mosquito larvae breathes in air through its siphon. It is the younger one of a mosquito!! CHA CHA!!
All salamanders are carnivorous: larger ones consume earthworms and adults and larvae of many insects; smaller species eat small insects, insect larvae and various small invertebrates. Larvae eat tadpoles, smaller salamander larvae and aquatic invertebrates
Predaceous diving beetles will eat tadpoles, salamander larvae, and other aquatic insects.
If there are no sufficient insects, larvae, microbes or other small animals in the water, then they eat each other.
Mosquito larvae, small crustaceans, plant material, and William Lin
Mosquito larvae can definitely be dangerous to humans and other animals. There can be a host of diseases that can be spread by coming in contact with this larvae.
There are several types of shrews but most of them eat invertabreates, crustaceans, and insect larvae and larvae. They are carnivores so they eat other animals that are small. Shrimp, mosquito, beetles, dragonflies, etc.
Water slaters prey includes small fish, mosquito larvae, tadpoles, and the water planktons. The water slaters are also called the water lizards.
yes i think so Hi! Yes turtles can and do eat mosquito larvae. Depending on the species of turtle they eat vegetation and insects that are a part of their environment. This would include the larvae of mosquitoes and other insects whose larvae dwell in the pond, stream or lakes. It would probably be more likely for the baby turtles to eat the larvae since the adult turtle would require a more substantial diet to… Read More
Yes, carp will eat krill given the chance. They are not picky eaters and will eat whatever is available to them such as tadpoles, larvae, bugs, and worms.
Yes - mosquito larvae are like potato chips to goldfish! I have a container water garden on my patio and earlier this week I noticed that it was completely full of hundreds of mosquito larvae swimming around in the water. I bought two (just two!) goldfish and put them in it this morning. Within the course of three hours, the two goldfish had eaten every single mosquito larvae - not a single one left. I… Read More
Many reptiles and birds, noteably storks and herons and such. Insects will occasionally have a go at them as well, especially the larvae of dragonflies will hunt tadpoles and salamander larvae.
No. It is a young mosquito that lives underwater.
The young stages of a Mosquito are called "Mosquito larvae".
They are called 'tadpoles'.
generally no as the mosquito fish eat the eggs/ tadpoles of the frogs and this dicourages the frogs, however there are a few species that seem to be immune to these pests.