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Short white worms in container soil

Posted by Ash7681 8 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 10, 14 at 23:37

I recently removed the potting soil (actually a mix of potting soil and compost) from a container, and found a whole bunch of short white worms in the soil (please see picture). Could someone let me know what these might be and how they could have gotten into the pot?


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RE: Short white worms in container soil

Here is a closeup of one of the worms.

RE: Short white worms in container soil

Some kind of white grub. I see one or two occasionally. They are the larvae stage. Maybe of a beetle. Google white grub.

RE: Short white worms in container soil

I agree, and they no doubt came with the compost. Al

RE: Short white worms in container soil

Those are beetles. Very common. You really cannot tell which? Here we have June Bugs and Japanese beetle grubs, others too, but the most common. They are probably from the compost, possibly some type of wood beetles.The larvae of wood beetles look like that too, most beetles look like that! Wow, they grew well in the pot! Good job! :)
Japanese beetles like to lay eggs in grass, so doubtful that's is what they are. Unless compost was harvested under sod.

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