Post by joeelliott on Dec 23, 2016 20:34:12 GMT -5
I have a glass sphere with some neps, sundews, pings, and orchids in it that has been over run with centipedes. I bet you there are thousands of those suckers in there. They don't seem to be harming the plants but it is unsightly to look over at my prized plants and see the horde all over the place. Is there a cp friendly way to get rid of them?
Millipedes are detritivores so that may explain the "soil eating" behaviour whereas centipedes are strictly predators. Millipedes are generally round in cross-section with their legs underneath their body versus centipedes that are more oval/flattened in cross-section and their legs coming out more from the sides of their body. Also millipedes legs are in 2 pairs per segment versus a single pair of legs per segment for centipedes.
I generally leave my millipedes be. When they group I remove most with 1 or 2 tweezer grabs to stave off orgies and check out whether nearby plants were in distress drawing them to that spot. Wet leaf litter, such as fallen Fittonia leaves I've begun to pile off to the side until they have dried out. It seems to change their focus for the majority.
I have a long way to go in this hobby. I have yet to experience an infestation. I get gnat flies (which i am happy to watch them stick to my droseras) but thats about it so far. The odd spider hides in there but they make a mistake eventually.
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5