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Discussion in 'Gardening Advice' started by emma20, Oct 1, 2013.


  1. emma20

    emma20 PetForums VIP

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    Iv just repotted some baby strawberry plants and when I took one of the plants out of the pot I notice a bit of fluff so I took it out and noticed about 8 small round eggs inside just wondering what could they be
     
  2. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Slugs maybe. What did they look like?
     
  3. emma20

    emma20 PetForums VIP

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    There not slugs. They were really small, round and white and in the centre of some white fluff what looks like cotton wool, it's not a spiders egg sack, I thought maybe woodlice but iv looked on Google and they carry theirs. All I have seen hanging round my stuff are slugs, snails, caterpillars, moths, butterflies and woodlice. Iv looked at butterfly eggs and it's not them either..
     
  4. gerbilmummy

    gerbilmummy PetForums Senior

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    Can you get a photograph?
     
  5. emma20

    emma20 PetForums VIP

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    I can't I put the eggs under the decking
     
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    gerbilmummy PetForums Senior

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    Had a hunt on google images but can't find anything like what you describe, sorry.
     
  7. Phoenix24

    Phoenix24 PetForums Senior

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    Well insects and arachnids are the usual culprits when it comes to eggs within silk. It could be a small spider species (some do bury their eggs) or a small moth species. I think I have seen something similar but can't say i knew what exactly it was.

    When I first read the post I was going to say it was those fertiliser pellets garden centres use in their compost (I have been tricked into thinking they were eggs before now!) but then I saw the bit about the silk fluff... :D
     
  8. emzybabe

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    I would also think spiders
     
  9. emma20

    emma20 PetForums VIP

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    Ok so I have another, this time in leaving it as I'm too nosy :eek:
    Not the best of pictures
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    It's in one of my strawberry plants and I have 2 small caterpillars there and one has stuck 2 strawberry leaves together with something that looks like tarantula webbing but obviously it's not :confused1:
    What do you think?
     
  10. Jeff Stark

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    Phoenix24 Very good tips indeed...
     
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