Latest topics
» Question Please
by Balinbear 20th May 2018, 07:55

» Vale: Meryl Constance
by The Lazy Rosarian 23rd March 2018, 06:36

» Sick Double Delight Rose
by The Lazy Rosarian 18th March 2018, 11:21

» Premature Petal dropping- Perth
by neptune 10th March 2018, 11:18

» Peace
by OklahomaDelight 9th March 2018, 20:02

» Do I need new soil?
by OklahomaDelight 9th March 2018, 20:00

» Who grows 'Scentimental'?
by OklahomaDelight 9th March 2018, 20:00

» Roses in pots
by OklahomaDelight 9th March 2018, 10:55


Brown cockroaches in the soil?

Go down

Brown cockroaches in the soil?

Post by Bonita18 on 5th November 2012, 14:26

Every time I hand water my roses I find a brown sort of cockroach emerge from his shower I have just given him. I wonder what he has been having to eat - possibly the roots of my roses?

Bonita18

Number of posts : 264
Location : Darling Downs Queensland
Registration date : 2010-12-28

Back to top Go down

Re: Brown cockroaches in the soil?

Post by AutumnDamask on 5th November 2012, 16:38

Maybe it's just processing the mulch and other organic matter? Don't most cockroaches "recycle" detritus?
avatar
AutumnDamask

Number of posts : 1360
Location : Benalla, Victoria
Registration date : 2011-06-08

Back to top Go down

Re: Brown cockroaches in the soil?

Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 5th November 2012, 17:27

Can we have a photo of Mr/Mrs cockroach please, he/she might be a baddie/goodie
avatar
The Lazy Rosarian

Number of posts : 5165
Age : 64
Location : Mudgee, NSW, Australia
Registration date : 2009-01-11

Back to top Go down

Re: Brown cockroaches in the soil?

Post by Bonita18 on 5th November 2012, 18:27

Taken a few minutes ago in a plastic bucket - outdoors
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Taken on the kitchen bench in a chinese takeaway container
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Ballerina in all her glory today
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Eutin Floribunda 1940 I think - she is Blackbutt Sawmill Rose ROR to me
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
My most favourite polyantha - Jacques Carroy 1932 by Turbat

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Bonita18

Number of posts : 264
Location : Darling Downs Queensland
Registration date : 2010-12-28

Back to top Go down

Re: Brown cockroaches in the soil?

Post by neptune on 5th November 2012, 18:43

not sure its a cockroach...it doesn't have the long feelers.....I know what it reminds me of, but I can't remember the name....hate dementia.....
avatar
neptune

Number of posts : 2437
Location : Western Australia
Registration date : 2010-06-26

Back to top Go down

Re: Brown cockroaches in the soil?

Post by neptune on 5th November 2012, 18:56

Can you tell me how large this fellow is and does it look like this?

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
avatar
neptune

Number of posts : 2437
Location : Western Australia
Registration date : 2010-06-26

Back to top Go down

Re: Brown cockroaches in the soil?

Post by Bonita18 on 5th November 2012, 19:11

Yes he/she does look like this but not as reddish in colour. My second picture indoors is nearest to the true colour. They are always about three quarters of an inch long. Sorry I have not given a metric measurement.

Bonita18

Number of posts : 264
Location : Darling Downs Queensland
Registration date : 2010-12-28

Back to top Go down

Re: Brown cockroaches in the soil?

Post by Bonita18 on 5th November 2012, 19:11

I forgot to say, they scurry but not not seem to fly like cockroaches do and no, they do not have feelers.

Bonita18

Number of posts : 264
Location : Darling Downs Queensland
Registration date : 2010-12-28

Back to top Go down

Re: Brown cockroaches in the soil?

Post by neptune on 5th November 2012, 19:23

Thanks for that.....this BIG fellow above is from Qld........I will do more research......
avatar
neptune

Number of posts : 2437
Location : Western Australia
Registration date : 2010-06-26

Back to top Go down

Re: Brown cockroaches in the soil?

Post by Bonita18 on 6th November 2012, 11:03

I will be listening! My thingy is from Queensland too.

Bonita18

Number of posts : 264
Location : Darling Downs Queensland
Registration date : 2010-12-28

Back to top Go down

Re: Brown cockroaches in the soil?

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum