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    Essexboy is offline Germinator
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    Default What are these little fellas

    Dug some spuds today, a couple had what looks like a small Black millipede about 1to 2 inches long that had burrowed into the potato. Are these Snake millipedes and how can I get rid.
    Any information would be gratefully received.
    Thanks Guys.

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    If theyíre snake millipedes it says in this rhs page below that they donít start the damage,slugs would be the main problem starting the damage,same as when you see woodlice inside strawberries,they only go after fruit thatís already damaged. The black millipede seems to help compost organic matter & are good in the garden,if it is them,have you compared them to a photo on google images to see if it is them?

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=801
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