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PostSubject: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptyMon Jan 12, 2009 6:18 pm

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found this little marbled gecko in the greenhouse. (returned to resume job as pest control).
too cute.

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and this day-flying moth. (translocated to ivy so it doesn't lay eggs on cacti).
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PostSubject: Re: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptyWed Jun 10, 2009 11:38 am

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PostSubject: Re: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptyWed Jun 10, 2009 1:47 pm

Awesome little critters there. I love the mantids... after all, every cactus needs a bodyguard. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptyWed Jul 01, 2009 7:52 pm

yeah.. mantids rock!!! Cool TFS guys.

I tell ya finding these little critters in the greenhouse is a pleasant change from the usual local neighbourhood cats! Evil or Very Mad

The other day I found a dead honey bee, impaled on a TBM spine. not sure whether it had died previously of old age and just happened to fall there or had been alive & well and landed there hoping to catch its breath, then became stuck and died the slow and terrible death which would ensue. death by TBM! Twisted Evil hopefully the former scenario lol.
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PostSubject: Re: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptyWed Jul 01, 2009 8:24 pm

Looking back at my initial post-that gecko is too cute! nice markings too.

I think he/she has since vacated the gh (or is in hibernation).

Geckos do not seem to be overly common in Melbourne, not near me anyway. Could also be that they are nocturnal, camouflaged, shy and that I'm not actively seeking them out too.

I've since ID'ed that one as Christinus marmoratus - Southern marbled gecko. (which incidently appears to be the only one in Mel, so unless they've escaped from captivity there aren't any other possibilities lol).


I encourage others to post pics of their greenhouse critters in this thread. never know what you might find. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptyFri Aug 20, 2010 9:53 pm

found this today ,helped it out of the greenhouse, flutterby butterfly....
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PostSubject: Re: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptySat Aug 21, 2010 11:48 pm

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PostSubject: Re: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptyThu Aug 26, 2010 9:57 pm

this guy was a little shy
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PostSubject: Re: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptyThu Aug 26, 2010 11:16 pm

ha half looked like a cactus while it was loading with those hairs, man thats close!
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PostSubject: Re: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptyFri Aug 27, 2010 11:06 am

aw look at the little guy... he's hiding his head in shame after being caught in the act of both eating your plant and going to the toilet.. give him some more privacy next time dazza. pereskiopsis is more prone to this than most cause of its juicy leaves.


blowng, yueah i think this is some kind of chimaera as a result of eating a diet of cacti. look at where the hairs/spines originate.. see the areoles. and the body is as juicy as the plant its feeding on.

Shocked

well wouldn't be the first time:

girl becomes cactus.

http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/90/360/16654_mutation.html
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PostSubject: Re: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptySat Aug 28, 2010 9:24 am

Did ya squish im?
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PostSubject: Re: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptyTue Aug 31, 2010 9:29 pm

heres one from outside in the hothouse, dont know if he is alive or not?
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PostSubject: Re: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptyTue Aug 31, 2010 9:33 pm

cool! looks like hes praying
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PostSubject: Re: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptyTue Aug 31, 2010 9:36 pm

here is where i found himgreenhouse critters Greenhousecritters001
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PostSubject: Re: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptyTue Aug 31, 2010 9:39 pm

i wouldnt be going in after him if i was a bird!!!
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PostSubject: Re: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptyTue Oct 12, 2010 11:03 pm

Don't want too many of these in the garden but was quite pretty...

https://i.servimg.com/u/f28/12/68/71/78/flutte10.jpg
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PostSubject: Re: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptySat Oct 30, 2010 5:16 pm

Wow that's gorgeous! Smile
i love it.

I googled 'blue dot butterfly' and it came up with:

http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_nymphs/BlueTiger.htm
http://calamvalecreek.awardspace.com/belinda.html

Blue tiger butterfly, Tirumala hamata Smile

apparently their' caterpillars food plant are a few vining milkweeds, so its not going to lay its eggs on your cacti.
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PostSubject: Re: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptyMon Nov 01, 2010 11:30 pm

Thanks Lewis. Good to know it's not a cactus muncher :-)
Plenty of weeds in my garden at the moment. Lots of butterfly food.
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PostSubject: Re: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptyTue Nov 02, 2010 7:39 pm

Roger The Dog wrote:
Plenty of weeds in my garden at the moment. Lots of butterfly food.

I'm also finding the weeds to be a great snail attractant too... I swear the buggers are coming from miles around to feast on my garden.

Escargot anyone...? Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptyWed Nov 03, 2010 11:43 pm

Shame they're not as attractive as butterflies...
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PostSubject: Re: greenhouse critters   greenhouse critters EmptyWed Dec 01, 2010 10:29 am

Walked into the web while I was weeding.
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