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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:36 pm    Post subject: Evil flat worms Reply with quote

has anyone got a cure for the dreaded Flat Worm , or seen them in our back/front gardens , they are eating all our reg... garden worms and that is destroying our soil under our veggies trees est..... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure its a flat worm......The flat worm is a highly competitive alien species being accidentially introduced into ecosystems with no predators to control their number. If you want to read more check this out as im too lazy to type.
http://www.dgsgardening.btinternet.co.uk/flatworm.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More on flatworms here on this very site.......... New Zealand Flatworm??

Includes pics to aid with identification.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flatworms have discovered immortality.

Whatever you do, don't cut them up into little pieces as you do slugs.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/why-flatworms-may-hold-the-secret-to-immortality.html

Imagine flatworms solving immortality before us humans! Embarassed Embarassed

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well interesting topic here and i am fee good to read it..
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had the damn things in the garden for years. I no longer have earthworms bigger than about three cms but these are reasonably plentiful. I kill flatworms whenever I see them and squash their eggs - feeding the garden with plenty of garden compost seem to be effective in keeping the earthworms going.
The person who develops an effective countermeasure for these horrors will have my eternal gratitude. If he/she discovers something that will devour or paraticise wireworms too, I will dedicate the rest of my life to singing their praises!
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