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multi-legged bug

Posted by Susan_on 6a (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 5, 04 at 13:36

I just bought my first pineapple plant (2 weeks ago). It is about 10-12" high. I watered it earlier today, and a multilegged creepy bug came out of the dirt and went right back in another spot. What's up with that? Does anyone know if this is common, or if it's a problem?


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RE: multi-legged bug

Susan, all bugs are multi-legged. Like HOW multi-legged? Like a centipede or millipede? They burrow into the dirt really rapid-fire--they are also mildly poisonous...


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RE: multi-legged bug

Maybe it is a millipede..we have a lot of centipedes here, but I haven't seen a millipede. Is it just a fluke that it picked the soil of this houseplant? Or do I need to worry about it?


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RE: multi-legged bug

Just a fluke. The only insect that "picks on" bromeliads is a weevil introduced to Florida from Mexico, and it has not spread past that state - not a burrower anyway.

I have had grasshoppers eat bromeliad leaves, though


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RE: multi-legged bug

Oh, thanks so much...I didn't know if I should worry.


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