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Earthworms aren’t the only beneficial composters!

I started a little vermiculture bin year before last with one cup of red wigglers from the local bait shop. I carefully sorted my garbage so there was no grease or animal protein in the bin and counted the worms every Saturday. Yes, I was a little obsessive about it. Sixth instar larvae of the …

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Slime Mold – Only A Cosmetic Problem

Although black or white streaks are shocking when they appear on an otherwise healthy lawn, the incidence of slime mold is rarely harmful. Closeup: Slime Mold in Centipedegrass. Image courtesy Matthew Orwat Slime mold is actually caused by the small round fruiting bodies of a special type of fungi, called Myxomycetes, which are regularly present in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/17/slime-mold-only-a-cosmetic-problem/