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Post by beppi » Wed, 27 Jun 2012 2:39 pm

the lynx wrote:Those with green fingers might be familiar with the very tiny weeny Brahminy blind snakes that are sometimes mistaken as earthworms. Also very harmless, and beneficial too.
Now I finally can put a name to them. Thanks, Lynx!
I found them in my garden several times and was intrigued by them looking like earthworms but feeling and behaving very differently. Only close inspection revealed that they are actually tiny snakes. They seem to live exactly like earthworms, too.

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Post by NorrinRadd » Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:20 pm

Really? Big or small?

Never been up close to one, never want to be.
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Also got scorpions

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 03 Jul 2012 6:47 am

I've only seen small ones out in Seletar Camp when I lived out there. Malaysia on the other hand had some of the big black ones.
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Post by the lynx » Tue, 03 Jul 2012 8:30 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I've only seen small ones out in Seletar Camp when I lived out there. Malaysia on the other hand had some of the big black ones.
On the contrary, I never had the luck to come across a wild scorpion in my work. Even in my trips off the hikers' path don't yield a single one.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 03 Jul 2012 9:15 am

As an avid carpenter, I used to keep lots of wood scraps in a shed at the back of my compound when I lived in Seletar Camp (pretty ulu there back then). I had to be careful when handling the wood (e.g., wear gloves) as that 's where I would occasionally find one. The big black ones used to be sold here and mounted in Riker like displays (or hardwood displays that looked like Riker boxes). I've never actually seen the Asian Scorpion (Black Scorpion) in the wild but they are big buggers, at least the mounted ones I've see are close to 15 cm long)
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Post by Eternelle » Sat, 07 Jul 2012 8:48 pm

uscate wrote:Hi Poodlek -

Thank you for your quick response!! I tried Googling Daiso, but didn't see anything too close, so I'm not sure if this is a "fell off the truck" kind of item. In any case, I'll probably be bringing at least a few cardboard scratch pads with the built in catnip for the "just in case I can't find any substitutes and don't want my furniture to be destroyed" eventuality. Thankfully my shipping (at least for the first time around) is free to me....Any commentary on the catnip piece of the puzzle is greatly appreciated.

Thank you -

Cate
For the person asking about catnip, I spotted seeds for sale today in Mustafa Centre

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