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Milpitas, CA
SoulReaver009
May 2, 2020 12:20 PM CST
So I know these red guys are some kind of centipede. Ouch if I get bitten.

But what are these white guys that are the size of ants but are just a little more round?
I looked it up and it looks like a termite but without the colored head. And more closely resemble a baby flying ant. As that what these are here in CA?


I am trying to get pics. But they only go to the edge of the bottle for a quick second, and then they crawl back in towards the center.

And are these baby mushrooms?
Are the caps eventually going to get to the top?


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BigBill
May 2, 2020 1:56 PM CST
I think that those are worker termites. Working in the dark, eating wood, they have no reason to develop color.
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gardenfish
May 2, 2020 2:06 PM CST
I agree with Bill. Looks like termites to me. Yes, those could be mushrooms. There are mushrooms of all sizes. Where did you get this stuff pictured in the bottle? Did you dig it up?
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SoulReaver009
May 2, 2020 2:22 PM CST
It's my zucchini plant!

I dug the 2 liter bottles into the ground.

But I noticed they were not happy. So I moved them to my room. They had holes for drainage and oxygen, so I'm guessing that's how they got in there!! Smiling

I finally got a pic of one of them. Here it is!


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gardenfish
May 2, 2020 2:50 PM CST
Well I'll be danged! Oh, yes, a termite for sure. A fascinating peek at what happens in the dirt. Kinda reminds me of those ant farms under glass.
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DaisyI
May 2, 2020 2:55 PM CST
Centipedes, termites and yellow house mushrooms. Nice! Hilarious!

I'd be worried about the termites.
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BigBill
May 2, 2020 2:59 PM CST
Why not plant it in the ground?
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DaisyI
May 2, 2020 3:17 PM CST
BigBill said:Why not plant it in the ground?


That's exactly the question I asked a couple weeks ago. Smiling
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BigBill
May 2, 2020 3:18 PM CST
It is perplexing.
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SoulReaver009
May 2, 2020 4:59 PM CST
I'm thinking that I will plant them in a huge container that I have. It's 2ft deep, and 2ft diameter. I'm hoping to plant a few marigolds, few garlic cloves, and also some other fruit bearing and veggie plants along with it.

I'm hoping it's deep enough for the zucchini roots...

I'm not sure if I want them in the ground or not.

My neighbor has a vine that is growing through the fence, and he is being difficult about it. But anyways I'm afraid it will choke the roots or tangle itself around my plants and squeeze them.

And it's the only spot in my backyard for gardening which is even more maddening! Grumbling
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gardenfish
May 3, 2020 2:49 AM CST
Go ahead on, as we say in the South. Zucchini's are going to do better in the ground. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Hilarious! Thumbs up
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