Centipedes in my lemon tree

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Re: Centipedes in my lemon tree

Postby Damage » 14 Apr 2012, 19:23

urodacus wrote::) :)

are you sure they're centipedes and not millipedes?

If they are centipedes, and they're all the same size, then it's likely that it's a clutch of eggs that have just hatched an they'll soon disperse and be no problem any more.


Does that mean a giant one laid the eggs there?

I'm pretty sure they're centipedes. They look exactly like the giants, only smaller. Thanks.
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Re: Centipedes in my lemon tree

Postby finley » 14 Apr 2012, 19:26

Does that mean a giant one laid the eggs there?

Yes, and it's living under your bed. Watching and waiting. And growing bigger. You have heard how centipedes defend their young, I assume?
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Re: Centipedes in my lemon tree

Postby Damage » 14 Apr 2012, 19:35

finley wrote:
Does that mean a giant one laid the eggs there?

Yes, and it's living under your bed. Watching and waiting. And growing bigger. You have heard how centipedes defend their young, I assume?


When I used to live near Wuxing St., I went to dry myself off after a shower and one of those assholes was on my towel. Big sucker, too. My wife tells me that some people eat them for medicinal purposes.
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Re: Centipedes in my lemon tree

Postby Charlie Phillips » 14 Apr 2012, 23:46

finley wrote:
Damage wrote:I want to get rid of them because, if I remember correctly, they are poisonous and I have a cat. Also, can't they grow to be quite large?

I've not heard of that (I thought they were common prey for birds and suchlike) but you could be right.


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Centipedes in my lemon tree

Postby hsinhai78 » 15 Apr 2012, 16:13

Centipedes are scary and inflict painful bites, I say kill them with fire! (and just buy your lemons at the market)
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Re: Centipedes in my lemon tree

Postby TainanCowboy » 15 Apr 2012, 17:38

Please...NO ONE post anything about those "Human Centipede" movies...Please Do Not Do that !
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Re: Centipedes in my lemon tree

Postby the bear » 16 Apr 2012, 09:37

OP you need to count the legs on one of those babies to decide if its centipedes or millipedes we're dealing with here. The difference could be crucial.
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Re: Centipedes in my lemon tree

Postby Impaler » 17 Apr 2012, 11:52

Could be worse. Much worse.

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Re: Centipedes in my lemon tree

Postby StuartCa » 17 Apr 2012, 11:57

Impaler wrote:Could be worse. Much worse.

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Re: Centipedes in my lemon tree

Postby Zla'od » 22 Apr 2012, 07:19

Please...NO ONE post anything about those "Human Centipede" movies...Please Do Not Do that !


Isn't that the movie where...?

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