Post a reply

Avatar for SoulReaver009
May 2, 2020 12:20 PM CST
Milpitas, CA
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?


Thumb of 2020-05-02/SoulReaver009/39fd3e
Thumb of 2020-05-02/SoulReaver009/b85486
Thumb of 2020-05-02/SoulReaver009/a82bbf
Thumb of 2020-05-02/SoulReaver009/e71c53
Thumb of 2020-05-02/SoulReaver009/f44614
Last edited by SoulReaver009 May 2, 2020 12:51 PM Icon for preview
Image
May 2, 2020 1:56 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
I think that those are worker termites. Working in the dark, eating wood, they have no reason to develop color.
Orchid lecturer, teacher and judge. Retired Wildlife Biologist. Supervisor of a nature preserve up until I retired.
Image
May 2, 2020 2:06 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
Eat more tomatoes!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tomato Heads Salvias Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Peppers
Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Morning Glories Master Gardener: Arkansas Lilies Hummingbirder
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?
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Mother Teresa
Avatar for SoulReaver009
May 2, 2020 2:22 PM CST
Milpitas, CA
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!


Thumb of 2020-05-02/SoulReaver009/ec4179
Thumb of 2020-05-02/SoulReaver009/ce7c6a
Thumb of 2020-05-02/SoulReaver009/e7d885
Thumb of 2020-05-02/SoulReaver009/239418
Thumb of 2020-05-02/SoulReaver009/44f63b
Image
May 2, 2020 2:50 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
Eat more tomatoes!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tomato Heads Salvias Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Peppers
Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Morning Glories Master Gardener: Arkansas Lilies Hummingbirder
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.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Mother Teresa
Image
May 2, 2020 2:55 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Centipedes, termites and yellow house mushrooms. Nice! Hilarious!

I'd be worried about the termites.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
Image
May 2, 2020 2:59 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
Why not plant it in the ground?
Orchid lecturer, teacher and judge. Retired Wildlife Biologist. Supervisor of a nature preserve up until I retired.
Image
May 2, 2020 3:17 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
BigBill said:Why not plant it in the ground?


That's exactly the question I asked a couple weeks ago. Smiling
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
Image
May 2, 2020 3:18 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
It is perplexing.
Orchid lecturer, teacher and judge. Retired Wildlife Biologist. Supervisor of a nature preserve up until I retired.
Avatar for SoulReaver009
May 2, 2020 4:59 PM CST
Milpitas, CA
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
Image
May 3, 2020 2:49 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
Eat more tomatoes!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tomato Heads Salvias Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Peppers
Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Morning Glories Master Gardener: Arkansas Lilies Hummingbirder
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
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Mother Teresa
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Murky and is called "Purple & Bloom Salvia"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.