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What are these critters?

Posted by iamzvonko 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 20, 13 at 10:21

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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RE: What are these critters?

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.

RE: What are these critters?

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???


RE: What are these critters?

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

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