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Would appreciate if someone can give an ID on this creature.

Something in a gradual metamorphosis stage?

Doesn't like to be out of water.

It's about 8mm long.

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Yeah Dragonfly Nymph, kill it or feed it to some really big Central American cichlid. I hate those things. I had a tank full of Honey Blue eyes. I added most of them to one of my tubs, but kept a few back in reserve in the tank, just incase. Anyway they all started to disappear 1 by 1. At first I thought it might be that they had jumped, eventually I found one of those hidden in the tank. Must have come in with some mosquito larvae as an egg and grew from there. Anyway he is now inside a cichlid.

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Would appreciate if someone can give an ID on this creature.

Something in a gradual metamorphosis stage?

Doesn't like to be out of water.

It's about 8mm long.

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Thanks

Was this in a pond ????????

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Was this in a pond ????????

No. Some of my tanks are semi exposed to the outside & I've been a bit lax with lids lately what with the heat. So I guess this bloke was somehow introduced. I have had a few dragonflies entering the laundry (adjacent to the tanks ,out the back) so maybe one got curious.

But yes, definitely dragonfly larvae, Google matched ,thanks everyone.

BTW I think dragonflies ,to look at ,flying , are great creatures.

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I go out to my Honey Blue eye tub at night with a mag light and spot for Dragon Fly Nymphs. I can usually catch them with my hands, but I read somewhere you can decapitate them with a good pair of long scissors if you are fast enough. While I am out there I bring my method/detoll spray and patrol for the garden for Cane Toads. Got 6 big toads on Saturday night, but last night all I got was toadlets, they must be coming up from the lake.

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Considered setting up a little fence around the ponds?

Seems to be an option being discussed a lot on landcare forums.

Thats why tubs are good. A cane toad would need a mini cherry picker to get into mine.

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