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Brown cockroaches in the soil?

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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?

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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?
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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
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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
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Taken on the kitchen bench in a chinese takeaway container
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Ballerina in all her glory today
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Eutin Floribunda 1940 I think - she is Blackbutt Sawmill Rose ROR to me
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My most favourite polyantha - Jacques Carroy 1932 by Turbat

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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......
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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.

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