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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:29 pm    Post subject: eggs in soil Reply with quote

what animal hatches from yellow eggs up to about 3 or 4mm in diameter? i found a fair few yesterday when emptying pots from last year to replenish the soil in them?

also, what comes from smaller eggs - about 1-2mm in diameter, white and translucent?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the small white translucent eggs are almost certainly slugs and possibly snails. I don't know what the yellow ones are.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to find quite a few yellow small eggs in pots that i grew lillies in, they almost look like some of the little fertiliser grains that you get when buying shop bought plants, as far as i could tell they were vine weevil eggs, and i usually had to get rid of most of the soil from the pots when i found them.
or sort through it and remove as many as i could

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