Darned Roaches!

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Darned Roaches!

by oval » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:01 am

It would seem roaches like bloodworms/fish food as well as flytraps. I had to shoo one away the other day after it had nibbled part of the trap where the food was partially out of the sealed area. It had also eaten most of the fish food I had sitting out in an open container ready to feed my plants.
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Re: Darned Roaches!

by Hungry Plants » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:39 pm

WTF! I have never seen a roach do something like that. where do you live? The only roaches that I have here are the ones you really don't want in your house.

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Re: Darned Roaches!

by oval » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:32 am

I'm in central Florida. These roaches are getting weird around here - I have gotten rid of most of them, but one or two get in from the garage occasionally and they must be starving because they nibble at things made of soft, flexible plastic like eyeglass nose pads.

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Re: Darned Roaches!

by Soy Sauce » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:53 pm

New York has rats, now Florida has veracious roaches. WHATS NEXT, Giant bees in Colorado, meet eating gofers in Gorgon, or car-eating squirrels in Texas. :o :o :shock: :shock: :cry: :cry:

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Re: Darned Roaches!

by DragonsEye » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:05 pm

Actually there are some types of roaches that are known to eat the insulation or the plastic coating on wires when hungry.
As far as vegetation goes, many types will do so ... though usually it is soft fruits and tender plant material.
Blessed are the "cracked" ... for it is they who let in the light.

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Re: Darned Roaches!

by oval » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:36 pm

Soy Sauce wrote:New York has rats, now Florida has veracious roaches. WHATS NEXT, Giant bees in Colorado, meet eating gofers in Gorgon, or car-eating squirrels in Texas. :o :o :shock: :shock: :cry: :cry:


I'm hoping what's next is roach-eating nepenthes! :lol:

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Re: Darned Roaches!

by Soy Sauce » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:34 pm

I'm hoping what's next is roach-eating nepenthes! :lol:[/quote]



That would be a god send. 8-) 8-)

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Re: Darned Roaches!

by Doublebass1985 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:10 pm

I would cut back slightly on your watering schedule. It's very easy to rot rhizomes. I know this has nothing to do with the roaches ,but I'm looking at your media in the background.

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Re: Darned Roaches!

by oval » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:12 pm

Doublebass1985 wrote:I would cut back slightly on your watering schedule. It's very easy to rot rhizomes. I know this has nothing to do with the roaches ,but I'm looking at your media in the background.


It does look really wet - thanks! That picture was taken a while back, it must have been right after I watered. I have since transplanted the whole contents of that smaller pot into a larger, taller pot, disturbing it as little as possible. Now I'm keeping it barely moist as it goes dormant.


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