Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
Each time you dump the bucket strain it through a fish net. If the larvae are large enough to get caught in an ordinary fish net, feed them to the fish.
Is there other debris in the water?
I have fed mosquito larvae to the fish many times.
When you approach the bucket, and the larvae know you are there they will dive for the bottom. If the surface is clean, and the bones low enough, sneak up on the bucket and grab a fast scoop with a net. In the time it takes me to take that net full in and feed it to one tank the larvae have recovered and I can get several more scoops. Scoop, take a few minutes to carry it in an put it in the tank, watch the fish go crazy, go get more, feed another tank... Then give the mosquitoes a few days to recover, then another round of cleaning them out. When the net is catching more debris than I want to add to the tanks dump and clean the bucket.