What are these critters?

iamzvonko(5)June 20, 2013

While removing the straw mulch from a bed I found a ton of critters that just didn't look like they are beneficial. Here's a picture of 4 of them. Any ideas what they are?

#1 - looks like a worm but is almost translucent
#2 - also looks somewhat translucent but it has a ton of legs like a centipede
#3 - reminds me of an armadillo with the shell
#4 - might be a mature version of #2 because it has the same kind of legs but I have no clue

Thanks for any feedback

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

1 = millipede, a scavenger; belongs there
2 = unable to see it well to guess
3 = sowbug, a scavenger; belongs there
4 = centipede; normal for such a habitat; not dangerous; predator of small soil-surface crawling things.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 11:15AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

I found a ton of critters that just didn't look like they are beneficial.

==>>> what does a beneficial look like????

just kidding. ...

ones or twos of anything are never a problem...

if you moved the straw ... and found a thousand of something.. in a very small area .... then that might trigger some interest on my part ... were i helping you ...

try to relax.. when playing in the yard ... they were under straw .. that was you first clue.. they dont eat green material .... eh???

ken

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 5:03PM
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iamzvonko(5)

Well, they'll be carrying a little teeny tiny sign saying "I'm beneficial" of course!

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 5:38PM
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