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mumsy

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« on: June 03, 2008, 16:10 »
Worm............It was found under our plum tree, could it have anything to do with the disease the tree has? or is it just a thread worm from bird poo perhaps?


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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2008, 16:26 »
Eerrrrrrrrrrrr !!  :shock:

No idea

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Gwiz

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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2008, 17:06 »
is that inside the leaf? if so it's gotta be leaf miner, I would have thought.
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mumsy

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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2008, 17:33 »
No. its not inside the leaf, it looks exactly like a thread worm, prob has come from some bird poo, but our plum tree has a disease that we don't know what it is.

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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2008, 18:12 »
Do you use greese bands or anything to protect the tree in winter? The worm does look like the kind birds get doesn't it. There is a moth which likes mulberrries (not the silk worm) and this causes leaves to curl up almost like peach curl (that's a dif pest!) is this affecting the fruit in any way? If you explain what exactly is happening someone on this forum is sure to be able to help. Good luck. :wink:
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mashbintater

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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2008, 20:19 »
Those are the long white thready worms things I was talking about, think they may be horsehair worms. I f they are, they're harmless to animals, humans and vegetation. They're parasitic to slugs, snails, cockroaches crickets etc, killing their host as they emerge. They don't eat once they've emerged (I don't think) Found in fresh clear water, bird baths, sinks etc, best to google and it'll explain better, presuming they are those of course  :?

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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2008, 18:17 »
Quote from: "mashbintater"
Those are the long white thready worms things I was talking about, think they may be horsehair worms. I f they are, they're harmless to animals, humans and vegetation. They're parasitic to slugs, snails, cockroaches crickets etc, killing their host as they emerge. They don't eat once they've emerged (I don't think) Found in fresh clear water, bird baths, sinks etc, best to google and it'll explain better, presuming they are those of course  :?


most nematodes are parasites but they are very host specific the ones that parasitise slugs would be different to the ones hosted by insects. I think the long round worms in the photo parasitise only insects.
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2008, 18:38 »
Worms, nematodes, round worms and tape worms - which the picture rather looks like to me and not a round one - round worms. All have tens of thousands of known species...

Horse hair worm for one is not white.


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Anyhow, I don't think it has anything to do with the tree, as you say Mumsy, it came from somewhere else... :wink:
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