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In Topic: Can you help explain this stem narrowing/constriction?

21 November 2017 - 08:19 PM

Just an update... I think I have another explanation for the stem constriction. So I was starting to harden off some seedlings and was planning on leaving my seedlings out for just 30 minutes because the sun was quite hot today. Stupidly I forgot about them and this exact thing happened, only much more severe in many cases. All my seedlings were in very good shape before, definitely no signs of dampening off, so I think it might be safe to say this might have been what happened last time. 

In Topic: What are these little critters? Pollinators or pests?

21 November 2017 - 11:45 AM

My guess - thrips - pest


I'm not sure if they are they don't seem to have any wings or are able to fly around. 

In Topic: What are these little critters? Pollinators or pests?

21 November 2017 - 11:43 AM

If it looks like these, I have had no problems with them.

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Yes, I would say that look pretty similar, only lighter in colour. Unfortunately my iPhone doesn't have the best camera for close ups. This is the best I could do. 

In Topic: What are these little critters? Pollinators or pests?

20 November 2017 - 08:34 AM

Mantises are neither pollinator nor pest, they're predators like ladybirds. They keep the pests away.


Yeah I figured the mantis was good news. Was more curious about the small insects in the flower on the first photo. It's really hard to see them in any detail, but they look almost like termites, and don't have any wings. I'll have to take a better photo of them...

In Topic: 5 years now! Want to get some advic

02 November 2017 - 09:54 AM

I tried googling "packing my dacks" and didn't find anything.  What does that even mean???


Dacks is a funny Australian slang for underwear/pants. So when you're "packing" them, you're figuratively shitting yourself. 


From Urban Dictionary:


v. Shitting ones pants. Australian slang. Commonly used to describe a state of immense terror, said terror either figuratively or literally leading one to involuntarily empty ones bowels directly into whatever trousers one may be currently wearing. Experienced by most persons at some unfortunate moment in life, this temporary affliction can be both hilarious and horrifying to onlookers.