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What is eating my darlingtonia?

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I have found my Cobra like this in my greenhouse. No other plants is attacket. What kind of animal would do this, this time of the year? 7ce23132c7060285f22cab2e3a6b8cac.jpg21c51beba3ac5a3ad799ebb067594964.jpg

 

 

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could be small slugs hatched in recent warm spell (they lay eggs in sphagmum ) so always check late autumn

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I would say Slugs as I'm having the same problem and caught one in the act yesterday :vinsent: 

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surprising where they can hide and how active they can be in greenhouses

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Its still to early here Aymeric,and cold,i think its the same for denmark

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37 minutes ago, partisangardener said:

Its a mouse from the way the marks look. A bird is also possible, but in a greenhouse?

There is some time birds inside the greenhouse, i have the Doors open most of the time. But why should a bird do this?

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They are probably looking if something is inside. I have seen this in the garden. In my case it were Paridae, the traps looked empty to me. This ripping around the holes is an indicator mice nibble more.

Slugs never rip and the edges are smoother. The first one could have been a slug. The other ones only if the slug had a sledgehammer or a crowbar.

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Although we're already seeing slugs in the garden here that doesn't look like typical slug damage to me and I'd go along with partisangardener's mouse suggestion.

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Normally mice would go straight for the good stuff at the bottom, nothing more disheartening than finding pitchers flopped over because of it :(

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had a few similar holes and a couple of pitchers bent over and found a beetle in the base when re potting. Also had a bad time with European Earwigs (Forficula auricularia).

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