Could this small grub make these big turds(?) in my potting mix? A plant was dying, so I repotted it and found 70% of the soil was just poo.

  1. Yep. Curl grubs eat the roots of the plant and other organic material in the soil. We used to 'grow' Xylotrupes beetles in leaf mulch/compost and eventually, all that would be left was the frass, and we'd have to re-introduce more organic matter. If you have friendly butcher birds, currawongs or magpies, they LOVE these.

  2. Blimey, thanks. I thought it was probably a mouse or rat that had been pooping in there. At least it sounds like they’re good beetles :)

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