Wee Black Things.

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What's that then?

I lifted a sheet of "wrinkly tin" this afternnoon. and found these.

They are black and quite shiney; smaller than rabbit poo and bigger than rat. 

I'm assuming they are eggs of some sort.

Thanks.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 14,410

    NEW ZEALAND FLATWORM EGGS MAYBE?

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    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,238

    Aghh b****r! That's them. I very carefully put the cover back too!!!! 

    Thanks Pansy. image

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 14,410

    SERVE THEM UP AS CAVIAR.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,238

    Stinker! image image image

  • a1154a1154 Posts: 709

    There is a survey site so they can record where they are found if you are interested.  OPAL. 

    Try not to miss any eggs as there are multiple worms in an egg.

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Link to the survey

    https://www.opalexplorenature.org/survey/index.php/372795/lang-en

    Last edited: 16 July 2017 08:12:04

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,238

    Aw Cheers Clari & a1154. I had a feeling there would be something like that but I only found one for Scotland. (They get all the best stuff image).

    I did try to catch them all but the soil was so friable and lovely (after being under sheeting for dear knows how many years) that they rolled in all through it.

    Dirty wee beasts! image It's very nearly putting me off my coffee thinking about it.

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    I've been trying to have a look to see if anywhere suggests I.e. hot water might be effective to kill any that that rolled away but no luck so far.

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,238

    I've completed the survey Clari and the bonus is I now know exactly where I am...always handy! image

  • a1154a1154 Posts: 709

    They had a stand at Gardening Scotland, showing people the eggs, and worms, so you know exactly what to look out for. Very useful. Not here in this area, yet, but keeping looking.

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