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    I recently rescued a Nepenthes from our local Home Depot (they were all in horrible condition... many rotting and dying).

    As I was watering it yesterday and saw a centipede weaving in and out of the live peat moss it originally came in.

    Is this ok or should I be concerned? My traps are still faily small so there's no way that the 'pede will crawl into the traps...... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    I wouldn't worry. Most centepeeds are predators, so they won't eat the plant.
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    I wouldn't say it being in your soil nessacarily good or bad but I would make an attempt to go in and pluck him out with a pair of forceps.

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    The Nep I bought at our Home Depot had a centipede too.. along with a bunch of little long white worms that were on the underside of a leaf and a huge spider.. I plucked them all off and fed the spider to my VFT.

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    same prob here... i used the dunk method and ALOT more bugs came out than met the eye... then i went to the lake for some wake boarding... so the plants were sunk for 3 days... now they look like they are going to die... they may come back.... i dunno... anyway, yeah, there were alot of bugs... many centepedes, (white and brown) many little black spiders, long white worms, and some little black dot bugs.. thank god for quaranteens before introducing to the rest!!! i hate bugs. (maybe that is why i like cps?!@$>)? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Ram Puppy <<< shivers >>>

    I hate centipedes... you have never known the fear of one until you find a 8 inch long one crawling around on your bare chest...


    <<< shivers again for effect... >>>

    just so ya knows... centepede bites hurt like the dickens, and carry poison... so be careful! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] (on the large ones at least, I think most small ones are to small to hurt you.)
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    euu *shudder*
    centipedes make me think of the huMONGO silverfish here in my dorm and in the showers with me! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

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    yeah, it freaked me out when i found them. my brown ones were like 2 inchs long... those didn't come out untill i sunk the plants. i thought it was just the little ones. i have an e-mail out to gublers about the situation... incredible how they e-mailed back right away to tell me what i saw was a fungus knat but when i e-mailed back and said no... these are the bugs it had... 2 weeks now no further responce. i just may need to send another.....
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