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Outdoor beds and Centipedes?
    #4511367 - 08/08/05 08:09 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I made an outdoor bed recently with 8lbs of poo/straw and spawned it with a contaminated mycobag. I saw a little nest of red centipedes (the tiny ones) and they were crawling on a portion of the bed. I poked at them with a stick to try to murder them, and thats how I found out my bed was 100% colonized. So I screwed with the bed and theres a centipede nest on it. I dont know if centipedes are bad for the mycelium but it does put me in concern.


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Re: Outdoor beds and Centipedes? [Re: Jon]
    #4511490 - 08/08/05 08:54 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I'm not positive but centipedes are carnivores, they hunt small animals and nibble
there, that and insects... I dont care much for centipedes, I'd scoop them off and
stomp them if it were my bed.


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Re: Outdoor beds and Centipedes? [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #4511851 - 08/08/05 10:30 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

i used to just hand pick them and with a little squeeze they pop. i haven't noticed any other pests hangin out with them there so i quit doin it. they don't seem to bother the shrooms so why mess with them.
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Re: Outdoor beds and Centipedes? [Re: backupwards]
    #4511875 - 08/08/05 10:38 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

they actualy could be keeping the snail/slug population down as well as other pests


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Re: Outdoor beds and Centipedes? [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #4511952 - 08/08/05 10:53 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

seems to be the case here pris, maybe a beneficial insect to apply to our beds? there are many beneficials out there that are added to grow spaces and gardens, why not this one?
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Re: Outdoor beds and Centipedes? [Re: backupwards]
    #4512172 - 08/08/05 11:35 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Hmmm.... Centipede? Friend?


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Re: Outdoor beds and Centipedes? [Re: Jon]
    #4512188 - 08/08/05 11:37 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Centipedes are a beneficial insect. Don't harm them.
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Re: Outdoor beds and Centipedes? [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #4512850 - 08/09/05 01:50 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

RogerRabbit said:
Centipedes are a beneficial insect.  Don't harm them.
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i agree, they eat ants, gnats, and larva.
quite tasty too, when deep fried :smile:


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Re: Outdoor beds and Centipedes? [Re: Jon]
    #4513040 - 08/09/05 02:40 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I dont find many pests in australia - only snails and slugs once they begin to fruit.


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Re: Outdoor beds and Centipedes? [Re: Zen Peddler]
    #4513482 - 08/09/05 06:32 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

you haven't seen slugs till you've been to the PNW.
monster M/Fs that would choke a horse.


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Re: Outdoor beds and Centipedes? [Re: deanofmean]
    #4513669 - 08/09/05 09:50 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Beet traps are a good way to get ride of slugs/snails and other bugs... i use a jar with about 8oz beer, put it in the ground until about .5 inch is above the dirt and pull some mulch up around the rest, put them about 4 foot apart and that really takes care of alot of unwanted bugs.....


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Re: Outdoor beds and Centipedes? [Re: MarchHare]
    #4515394 - 08/09/05 08:16 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

in addition to ^^^^

make sure they are about 10 feet from your patch or it just attracts more to it


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