Mosquito Dunks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by scoobyduck, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. scoobyduck

    scoobyduck Out Of The Brooder

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    I am building a small pond for our Muscovy with a drain to a hose to change out the water every few days. We live in Mosquito Heaven. I know Muscovies eat mosquitos, but doubt he will eat enough? Do I need to use Mosquito Dunks in the pond? These are a natural bacteria that do not harm ducks, but I still don't want him knawing on it. The pond will be in the shade this time of year because it is a black concrete mixng pan that heats up the waer quickly if in the sun.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Might you be willing to wait and see how the muscovy handles the mosquito larvae? They have quite a good reputation of dealing with it themselves.

    I use dunks in my rainbarrels, but right now I am just using the water for the garden.

    If your only concern (I haven't researched it) is him eating the dunk, what about a mesh ball around it? You could even make one yourself. Or, even a jar with a lid and punch holes in the lid and set the jar with the dunk in it on the bottom.
     

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