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This is a discussion on Stowaway within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I received a Scaphosepalum rapax a few weeks ago. It is on a 1 X ...

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    I received a Scaphosepalum rapax a few weeks ago. It is on a 1 X 2 inch mount. This morning I went to spray it and an inch long slug was hanging out from from the bottom where it looked like it had been living under the pad of moss. There was nice cozy space under there. It must have come with the orchid, maybe all the way from Brazil which is where it was imported from. There aren't any slugs around here.

    I peeked under the moss and it looks like roots may have been eaten but there are still quite a few. Glad I found it before it ate the leaves.

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    Happens a lot. I worked as a greenhouse manager many years ago. Primarily cacti and succulents. We frequently bought truckloads of plants from the southern US, Mexico and Africa. Had all kinds of bugs, spiders and reptiles come with them. Once had a coral snake come from Mexico. Even a bat from South Africa.

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    It probably wouldn't have lasted in NM! But it is good to remove it anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    It probably wouldn't have lasted in NM! But it is good to remove it anyway!
    I threw it outside in the snow!

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    A slug-cicle?

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    A slug-cicle?

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