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Lateral view of a Female Hexagenia limbata (Ephemeridae) (Hex) Mayfly Dun from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Hex Mayflies
Hexagenia limbata

The famous nocturnal Hex hatch of the Midwest (and a few other lucky locations) stirs to the surface mythically large brown trout that only touch streamers for the rest of the year.

27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Grannom
Northwest PA

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Grannom on May 6, 2007May 6th, 2007, 9:31 am EDT
I understand that what I am about to say if rather ignorant, but I would like some help as to if this is a possibility or something I am capable of.
What is involved in making an insect aquarium in order to learn more about specific insects, for identification and tying purposes. Im sure there is alot of informationm to give but some basics would be nice.

Mike
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Indiana

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Konchu on May 7, 2007May 7th, 2007, 1:48 am EDT
Different insects have different needs. Which creatures did you have in mind? From which habitats?
Grannom
Northwest PA

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Grannom on May 7, 2007May 7th, 2007, 4:20 am EDT
Great Lakes/NW Pa region. I would like to raise caddisflies or mayflies, but anything would be ok if they are too difficult.
"Be calm - you're there..." "...Tell yourself there's no rush, even if there is."

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Indiana

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Konchu on May 7, 2007May 7th, 2007, 3:08 pm EDT
So you are wanting to raise stream caddis- and mayflies.

Do you have some sort of bubbler to keep the water aerated? This is important, especially for the mayflies.

See this older thread for more info...then we can go from there.

http://www.troutnut.com/topic/625#2862

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