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  • Centipede, good bug/bad bug?????

    Found a few centipedes in my plot today, presuming they are good bugs, as I am hoping they eat little bugs, but would like to check
    Beetles are good too aren't they?
    http://365daysinthegarden2011.blogspot.com/

    url]http://clairescraftandgarden.blogspot.com/[/url]

  • #2
    Yep, centipedes and beetles are goodies, millipedes are baddies!
    Always aim for the best result possible not the best possible result

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    • #3
      Can you remind me of the basic difference between centipede and millipede? (other than number of legs)
      Mine were black, with a lot of legs!
      http://365daysinthegarden2011.blogspot.com/

      url]http://clairescraftandgarden.blogspot.com/[/url]

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      • #4
        Centipedes tend to be flatter and millipedes more tube shaped.

        here you go...

        http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/cours...ntipede-wm.GIF

        ( I hope that's right!!!)
        Last edited by Nicos; 25-05-2008, 05:33 PM.
        "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

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        • #5
          Millipedes tend to be black (and they curl up when disturbed). Centipedes are more of a chestnut brown (and run off PDQ when disturbed).
          All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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          • #6
            Think they were centipedes
            http://365daysinthegarden2011.blogspot.com/

            url]http://clairescraftandgarden.blogspot.com/[/url]

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            • #7
              Renerally I work on the principal that if it runs fast it is a goodie and hunts other beasties, but if it is slow moving it's a baddie and will eat the plants that can't run away.

              Works most of the time!!
              Gardening requires a lot of water - most of it in the form of perspiration. Lou Erickson, critic and poet

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              • #8
                Originally posted by roitelet View Post
                Renerally I work on the principal that if it runs fast it is a goodie and hunts other beasties, but if it is slow moving it's a baddie and will eat the plants that can't run away.

                Works most of the time!!
                haha not only does that make sense - it made me laugh

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                • #9
                  Not all beetles are goodies, you would not want colerado or lilly beetles.

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                  • #10
                    centipede bite

                    A centipede bite can vary from hardly visible to exceptionally painful. Lots of people Examine it to sensation just like a bee sting. Except if you might be allergic for the venom or are in extremely inadequate well being, a centipede bite isn’t significantly dangerous
                    Last edited by veggiechicken; 17-07-2019, 11:46 PM. Reason: Link removed

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                    • #11
                      Shudders.. in my book there a baddy just for being so creepy!!! they always make me jump outta my skin when I see them!!!

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                      • #12
                        Centipedes remind me of my springer, they go mental when disturbed and this always makes me smile.

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                        • #13
                          Centipedes eat slug eggs they’re a really beneficial insect to have about,Ive never been bitten by one but when I find them I put them back in the compost to work. (I usually find them when I’m moving old compost about from pots & bags,where slugs lay eggs isn’t it,they’re a great help).

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                          • #14
                            In case you didn't notice, the "person" who bumped this old thread #10 has been banned - and not for posting about centipedes.

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                            • #15
                              Well that’s good to know! I do always leave them to it, they just bother me I know it’s irrational!

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