Monday, March 2, 2009

Ghost Millipede

I found an albino millipede when I was watering my orchids. I wouldn't have guessed I had millipedes in my house and the orchids have been around for years, so I don't think it came with the plant... although they do have a surprisingly long life span [up to 10 years in the case of giant millipedes] so maybe it just finally got big enough for me to notice.
I took a couple pictures, went to find a jar... and then it vanished. I watered the plant again to see if I could flood it out but it didn't work, so now I'm trying to lure it out with compost scraps. We'll see. I love millipedes. Centipedes creep me out because they're fast and bite, but millipedes are always chill.

As an aside, isn't this a lovely paphiopedilum?

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