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L I Jane

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I posted this pic on several forums not realizing 'til I recently looked at the pic & saw the hitchhiker in the pot.No one noticed so I didn't feel bad :rollhappy:

This is dend laevifolium.
 
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L I Jane

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:rollhappy: :rollhappy: This was last year & I only noticed the pic this year!!Plant is still alive sans leopard slug!!
 
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PHRAG

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I didn't see what you were talking about at first. Then you said slug and I saw it. I would have touched that thing before I would have known it was there. EWWWWW. I hate bugs.

I purchased a plant a while back and before I repotted it, gave it a good watering. A HUGE centipede crawled out of the mix and started winding it's way up around the plant. I was so freaked out I almost dropped the plant.
 

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I was searching and searching and was like... damn that thing must be tiny...

And then a little while later... holy ****!

--Stephen
 
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I'm ok with most arthropods as long as they don't sneak up on me. That photo still makes me shudder a bit with the slug doing it's best rendition of "sneaking around." I've only had a couple small cockroaches setting up shop in one of my pots and I thought that was nasty. This ousts that by far. [Chris leaves to google 'leopard slug']
 
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Cdub--:D I don't know whether technically they call them leopard slugs.That's my name for them as everyone seems to know what I'm talking about.They are big sons of guns when they are streeeeeeetched out.Reminds me I must go out today & reapply my slug bait around the perimeters of my growing area outside.I've killed a number of them this summer.
For all you slug haters--they aren't so bad --only if you happen to step on one in bare feet :rollhappy:
 

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almost every time i (accidentally) touch them, i scream like a little girl. they're gross!
 
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OK i just realized that I called the "slug" and arthropod. Sheesh, I feel embarassed to be a biologist. Shame on me. If it is indeed a slug, it would then be a gastropod and therfore grouped in with the mollusks. Anyway you say it though I certainly have never come face to face with one of these!

I don't have a photograph, but a couple weeks ago I found something had made a mess of the soil in the pot with my Bletillas outside. So, I packed the soil back in and a toad jumped out and scared the crap out of me! I didn't scream but I definitely dropped the pot. I guess he liked the cool, damp soil and felt like taking a nap.

More stories of orchid pot "companions!"
 
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Okay, don't hate me, but if you really hate centipedes, then you're gonna really hate this video - I hope this isnt too off topic. It's a bat-eating centipede. I wish I were joking. Trust me, I saw a small centipede a week after watching this video and almost lost it.
 

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could we have a "gross" smiley here ? yuck, I hate slugs, there disgusting !
 

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