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    I had one of them on my face in the middle of the night actually.....not pleasant...

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    ewwww!!! i'm glad i went to sleep already, but then again an insect is the least of my worries right now so maybe it would have scared me but entertained me for the moment...
    on second thought, that thing is pretty creepy so i better just stay out of it's way. how big is that thing, really? is it too big to feed to the plants?
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    Generally they are around 3 inches long but I have seen larger ones outdoors. Nice plant snack, but don't let them bite you, similar venom to a spider and can be painful.

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    Yes, they are for sure silverfish! They generally enter through drains and supposedly feed off of mold and mildew. How's that for a house guest? We used to have them everywhere, but I haven't seen any in a while... I don't think it's plant related, but just because I've never seen any in plants doesn't mean they don't/won't trap and digest them...

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    I suppose if you were fast enough and removed most of the legs they would make good food. The buggers are pretty quick though. Too bad in my house there's no place to run!
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    That one was about 1.5-2 inches long, just a tad too big for my VFTs.

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    yes tony, i think its a house centepede too. i dont need to see your link to be shure of it
    that makes no logic

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    Silverfish? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img] Tony's link says Centipede, and I agree. Silverfish around here are gray and wimpy, this guy shown here is bad***! I wonder if it would make a good pet.
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