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Old 02-07-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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Is this a damselfly nymph nd its egg??


Could anyone help me see if this is a damselfly nymph and it's egg in the second other pic?

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Old 02-07-2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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That's a nymph, not sure about eggs. Those look like snail eggs to me. Nymphs don't lay eggs, only once it reaches its flying metamorphosis, and I believe they lay them above water.
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That's a nymph, not sure about eggs. Those look like snail eggs to me. Nymphs don't lay eggs, only once it reaches its flying metamorphosis, and I believe they lay them above water.
My tank is only 1-2 months old and suddenly I saw this nearly 2cm long nymph in the tank. How is that even possible. How did it get there in the first place???
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:19 PM   #4
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Did you buy plants from a store? They are common on farmed plants.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:55 PM   #5
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http://youtu.be/k_KHhaoJ46w
could you also help me see if these are harmful??
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:29 PM   #6
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I don't know much about this species of insect but that larvae definitely looks carnivorous!
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:57 PM   #7
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Yeah...they eat shrimp...
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:03 PM   #8
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+1 on shrimp eaters and
+1 eggs are probably snails as the damselfly adults are winged, but they do lay their eggs underwater.
nymph most likely came in on plants did you buy Cambomba, Hornwort or anything like that, as they would be grown in Florida ponds?
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:17 AM   #9
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now i know where so many of my shrimps went. Into the nymph....
Here is revenge for my poor shrimps.
http://youtu.be/3FxhuE_fPa4
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