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Help identifying the worms (?)
« on: October 04, 2018, 06:19:14 PM »


I found these critters with an orange essence I ordered from plantogram. Are these beneficial or detrimental to the trees? I havenít seen these locally before.

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Re: Help identifying the worms (?)
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 06:26:39 PM »
Looks like the millipedes discussed in the following thread:
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=29336.msg332726#msg332726

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Re: Help identifying the worms (?)
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 06:27:32 PM »
Yellow banded millipede.
Diet consists of decaying plant material.

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Re: Help identifying the worms (?)
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 06:48:00 PM »
Thanks guys, I will let them be in the pot or where ever they call it home.

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Re: Help identifying the worms (?)
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2018, 08:12:43 PM »
Introducing non native bugs probably not a great idea.
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Re: Help identifying the worms (?)
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2018, 09:54:55 PM »
Pretty sure those yellow banded ones were introduced to florida. They are a little more aggressive than the red ones (which I think are native), making their way into homes.

A quick dip in Sevin will obliterate them.

They are beneficials, but may not want to introduce to Ca.

https://trec.ifas.ufl.edu/mannion/pdfs/Yellow-bandedMillipede.pdf
« Last Edit: October 04, 2018, 09:58:15 PM by Cookie Monster »
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Re: Help identifying the worms (?)
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2018, 10:02:55 PM »
It appears they didnít make it, problem solved :) I left them in the bottom of the cut box outside, and the dry weather was probably too much for them.

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Re: Help identifying the worms (?)
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2018, 10:11:12 AM »
Yah, they don't like dry weather. So, I guess they probably wouldn't survive in socal anyway :D.

It appears they didnít make it, problem solved :) I left them in the bottom of the cut box outside, and the dry weather was probably too much for them.
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Re: Help identifying the worms (?)
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2018, 11:05:40 AM »
That seems pretty irresponsible of plantogram haha

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Re: Help identifying the worms (?)
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2018, 11:14:54 AM »
Plantogram plants come with an inspection paperwork from FL ag department and maybe a phytosanitary cert.  So I doubt they realized the worms were there.  They seem to at least go through the motions of ensuring that stuff doesnt happen. 
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Re: Help identifying the worms (?)
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2018, 03:38:29 PM »
Plantogram plants come with an inspection paperwork from FL ag department and maybe a phytosanitary cert.  So I doubt they realized the worms were there.  They seem to at least go through the motions of ensuring that stuff doesnt happen.

Lately I have found yellow banded millipedes and tiny centipedes in all of my plantogram orders (coconut cream, cogshall, orange essence, Maha Chanok and pickering), and all of them came with nematode certs. I wonder if they actually check the shipments.

 

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