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Any ideas on what these may be, found under plant pot
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  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150
    Hi @mumrey. Looks like ants eggs and larvae. There's probably a nest underground, the little holes in the soil will be the entrances/exits. 
  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Birmingham Posts: 955
    Are they pale blue ?
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,892
    Did you use fresh home made compost in the pot?
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • mumreymumrey Posts: 61
    Very pale blue, more white than anything.
  • mumreymumrey Posts: 61
    Thanks Kitty 2, there were ants around, they just looked too big for ants eggs.
  • mumreymumrey Posts: 61
    Hi Kitty, just googled and yes they look like ants eggs, thanks once.
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150
    You're welcome mumrey. I've had ants nests in pots before 🐜. They like dry soil.  I try to keep them well watered nowadays and haven't had them since.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,892
    mumrey said:
    Thanks Kitty 2, there were ants around, they just looked too big for ants eggs.
    They'd be the pupae rather than the eggs.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,145
    I love to see them when you uncover the nest, all the adults will come and each pick one up and carry it to safety.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • mumreymumrey Posts: 61
    The wonders of nature.
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