Name: Daisy I Reno, Nv (Zone 6b) Not all who wander are lost
How big are they? Do they have a hard shell (not soft and squishy like a tomato horn worm)? Do you think they're centipedes?
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It appears to have two pairs of legs per body segment (as far as I can tell from the picture). That would make it a millipede. It may not be damaging the plants but maybe you are keeping them too wet. Is there a lot of organic matter in the mix?
I googled and it seems like a millipede. It's tiny. I know they feed on dead matter, but does that mean i should change the soil? It's in my parlor palm and pothos. those two were bought already planted and ready to decorate so I don't know what soil was used.
Name: Will Creed NYC Prof. plant consultant & educator
If the plants are small enough, you can set the pots up to their rims in a sink filled with plain water and leave them for a couple of hours. The flood will probably drive the critters out of the soil in search of oxygen.
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