Little Stories 48 : Mosquito


It's a bit hot lately. 
Weather forecast vaguely predicts raining afternoons for the whole week. Sometimes I put the fan next to me while in the lab, because I was sweating lightly - in full air-conditioned office! 

This also leads to mosquito season. I had to ask my brother to buy a mosquito repellent last night, *we hardly use it because my mom is allergic to the smell. Huge fat mosquitos were flying around me since last week, but I haven't got any bites yet - which aroused my curiosity. I asked them, "Aren't you hungry yet?". 

This reminds me.

A couple of months ago, when I was about to take a shower, I saw tiny wriggly mosquito larvae in the tempayan. Quietly, I managed to sit stoically next to the tempayan, and watched them. Mosquito larva breathes through their end segment, that's why they swim to the surface a lot. They will only dive when they are disturbed. 

Being an odd curious person as I am towards insects *again! I scooped every little larva and put it in a bottle. There were fat black larvae or pupa? and there were petite transparent larvae, all wriggling actively. If only I have a magnifying glass so I can really see them better.

I left them in the toilet.

My sister took a shower.

Later I went back to see how's my collected specimens  were doing.
Me : Someone threw all my jentik-jentik !
Aja : I did ! Are you kidding me? They are disgusting ! 
Me : But I scooped them one by one ! 
Aja : I don't care ! 
Shesh, human.

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6 comments on "Little Stories 48 : Mosquito"
  1. Hahaha! Insectopedia and microscopic eyes in action! If i were your sister, i do the same. Hahaha.



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  2. Hahaha, I knew you'll comment on this, Zara :D

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  3. Hahaha. I used to scoop berudu out of the pond at my school when I was around 11 or 12 yo.

    I kept them in a tupperware and feed them those fish's food cubes. They started growing their rear legs.

    One day I am back home after school just to find out I am missing my experiment. My dad was home early and throw them away. HAHA XD

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  4. Hahaha,

    Yeah, berudu pun pernah kumpul.
    Waktu sekolah rendah, kat belakang sekolah. Mcm budak pengotor je kan :D And because of it, my maid warned me and said if I keep on playing with berudu, I'll start having bad skin reaction. Takut dah nak pegang :p

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  5. Duhhhhhh. This is madness.

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