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Bamboo experts, Plant experts, insect experts. Help required!

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Nbg Fri 22-Jul-05 15:25:06

I think I may have created my own life form!!!


I have 2 large bamboo sticks on of which sprouted another stem. This new stem had grown it's own roots so I cut it from the main sticks and put it in it's own vase.
The other 2 got a really good clean, new water, cleaned the stones that are with it and the vase.

2 days later I found lots of little, what look like miniture tadpoles swimming in the water. I've had another look today and they're getting a bit bigger. They're mainly all round the vase at the top of the water.


So my question is, what are they, where have they come from and what shall I do with them???

okapi Fri 22-Jul-05 15:26:21

cou;ld they be mosquito larvae? we had some in the paddling pool

Nbg Fri 22-Jul-05 15:27:21

Eurgh! Distgusting. How do they survive in water though?

BareFootAngel Fri 22-Jul-05 15:27:57

ooh insects prob nat laphe[spelling]the ones that bite you!...they live in stagnant water like water butts etc.so if your vase was [polity] smellyish thats why you have them

Nbg Fri 22-Jul-05 15:29:52

But this is what I don't understand, they've come 2 days after I cleaned it.

Dirty things!

okapi Fri 22-Jul-05 15:32:04

I don't think the water has to be stagnant, just still - the pool was only in the garden for a few days

Nbg Fri 22-Jul-05 15:43:06

So I need to get rid of them don't I.


Where will they have come from then? Is it just eggs from an insect?

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