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This is a discussion on mousies (syrphid fly larvae) within the Waxworms, Mealworms, Maggots, etc forums, part of the Food: Live, Frozen, Freeze-Dried, Pellets, etc category; Grumpet went ice fishing and left me with some containers of "mousies." They look like waxworms with a string on ...

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Grumpet went ice fishing and left me with some containers of "mousies." They look like waxworms with a string on the end, anyone ever try them?



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I haven´t tried them, but since ( i think) these larvae eat detritus, and therefore should have weak mandibles, they should be fine to use.



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In the uk we call them rat tailed maggots.They are a larvae of a species of hover fly.
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I have feed one before to a crested newt with no problems but they are usualy from polluted waters.



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Maybe I'll just feed them to the lizards rather than risk Eddie and Elektra with polluted maggot strings.



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