There's a mouse eating my orchids !!!
Who knew? Mice eat orchids! Except that up until now, I had sort of accepted living with the mouse in the house, as both Sandro and I were against using the glue traps, and the live traps hadn't been working. But now? Definitely closer to war!
It's plant of choice seems to be the Enyclia polybulbon, gnawing off the leaves of the new green shoots. However, it also ate two new green shoots of my Dend. monoliforme, and I am sure it is also responsible for the teeth marks on my Sedirea japonica - little bugger!!
I went to Google when I first suspected, as there were mouse droppings around my plants, and found the following info that led me to confirm my suspicions!
From a Garden Web forum:
And from a UBC Botanical Garden forum:
We had peanut butter in the live traps, so I am replacing with Dad's Oatmeal Chocolate Chips, and maybe I'll throw in some dog food for good measure. But if that doesn't work in the next few days... that mouse has to be gone before I go away for a week next week!