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Name: Paul Anguiano
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Jun 14, 2017 1:11 AM CST

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Anyone know what these are? They're about an inch long, less than an inch under the water, in completely still water.



[Edit: Site youtube tag doesn't work as I expected it to, embed fixed now that I found a better explanation]
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Name: Liz Shaw
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LizDTM
Jun 14, 2017 10:30 PM CST
Eeeuw! Those are creepy! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Bill Nelson
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Jun 15, 2017 12:16 PM CST
I am on a dial up modem, so cannot watch videos. But I highly suspect they are mosquito larvae.

To get rid of them, buy some "Mosquito Bits" and follow the directions on the container. It is harmless to plants.
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Jun 15, 2017 12:22 PM CST
Having looked at the video they don't look like mosquito larvae to me. But it's hard to tell for sure because there is nothing to compare the size to. But mosquito larvae are dark colored (at least the ones I've seen) & these are very pale.
Name: Paul Anguiano
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Jun 15, 2017 1:11 PM CST

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They are over an inch long, and connected to or coming out of the soil. They are not mosquito larvae. I appreciate anyone's help in identifying these. They are in a pot that was placed in the pond just a couple weeks ago and the water is not currently accessible to fish.

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critterologist
Nov 8, 2017 5:02 PM CST
I'm pretty sure those would be nematodes, although impossible to say what kind -- they are one of the most numerous and varied creatures in the world, and ones that we seldom notice!
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