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sunfish 05-19-2014 10:21 AM

Who's growing caterpillars ?
 
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:goteam:Caterpillars are the larval form of members of the order Lepidoptera

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caterpillar:waving:

barnetmill 05-19-2014 12:02 PM

Re: Who's growing caterpillars ?
 
You probably mean who is intentionally growing caterpillars? I hope to grow Catawba (Catalpa) worms for use as fish bait. Does that count?

Pallen 05-19-2014 07:40 PM

Re: Who's growing caterpillars ?
 
One almost got my baby SDC but I cought him in the act. I included him in my first new member introduction post on this site.

That was the only honour he had before he was cast off my plant.

sal 05-20-2014 11:48 AM

Re: Who's growing caterpillars ?
 
I don't grow them, they just appear on my Persian lime and Grapefruit.

cincinnana 05-20-2014 02:11 PM

Re: Who's growing caterpillars ?
 
I don't grow them either...but I know where to get'm.
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Yug 06-25-2021 11:29 PM

Re: Who's growing caterpillars ?
 
I've got 3 on my desert rose plants. Long fat green (non-fuzzy) buggars with fake eye-spots.

Snarkie 06-27-2021 07:44 AM

Re: Who's growing caterpillars ?
 
Tobacco hornworms are a HUGE problem (no pun intended) here for tomatoes, if one is growing organically. Since mine are on a trellis this year, I'm going to try draping with bird netting to keep the hawk moths from being able to land. I have an amazing UV flashlight though, if they do emerge. Those suckers glow green.

Ever notice how in nature, a lot of things to stay away from or otherwise identify, glow under UV light? Scorpions, porcupine quills, rattlesnake tails etc.? :cool: Many animals see UV light, and these things glow as both a danger sign and a potential food source.

cincinnana 06-28-2021 07:43 PM

Re: Who's growing caterpillars ?
 
For me ...awareness and selective control is key.

I am a pollinator advocate.

Some caterpillars you just have to let them run their course on your plants.

However if you plant host plants the caterpillers will gravitate towards them and hopefully leave your best plants alone.

Free to join.

.http://cincinnatizoo.org/horticultur...r-pollinators/

alfredlan217 06-29-2021 08:44 PM

Re: Who's growing caterpillars ?
 
I started growing caterpillars when I was around 15 years old, but I stopped when I get busy around 30 years old. Since then I missed growing caterpillars and they are so cute especially when they are molting to become butterflies. I have a recorded video of how they are molting. They are awesome creatures and interesting! concrete st louis

KellyP 06-30-2021 06:54 AM

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I didn't think that growing caterpillars is a thing (unless you wanna grow some butterflies) coz mine just intentionally shows up unwanted. Haha :goteam: finger lakes waterfront homes for sale

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wstrickland1 07-01-2021 09:44 AM

Re: Who's growing caterpillars ?
 
how about a hookah smoking caterpillar?

2021-07-01_10-38-15 by William Strickland, on Flickr

cincinnana 07-02-2021 08:07 PM

Re: Who's growing caterpillars ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wstrickland1 (Post 342780)
how about a hookah smoking caterpillar?

2021-07-01_10-38-15 by William Strickland, on Flickr

Omg.....the acid queen......

wstrickland1 07-02-2021 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by cincinnana (Post 342826)
Omg.....the acid queen......

She covers White Rabbit.......almost perfectly

cincinnana 07-02-2021 08:20 PM

Re: Who's growing caterpillars ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wstrickland1 (Post 342827)
She covers White Rabbit.......almost perfectly

Splatt......:08:

wstrickland1 07-02-2021 09:13 PM

Re: Who's growing caterpillars ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cincinnana (Post 342828)
Splatt......:08:

Remember.....what the dormouse said.....

https://flic.kr/p/2m938s3

cincinnana 07-04-2021 07:14 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by wstrickland1 (Post 342827)
She covers White Rabbit.......almost perfectly

I'll ask Alice....I think she'll know.

Snarkie 07-04-2021 01:20 PM

Re: Who's growing caterpillars ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cincinnana (Post 342873)
I'll ask Alice....I think she'll know.

She's in chains, LOL.

If any of you remember a guest VJ on MTV named China Kantner, that was Grace and Paul's daughter.

wstrickland1 07-04-2021 03:06 PM

Re: Who's growing caterpillars ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Snarkie (Post 342892)
She's in chains, LOL.

If any of you remember a guest VJ on MTV named China Kantner, that was Grace and Paul's daughter.

That's cool to know. Too bad her and Jim Morrison didn't have a child...

joana 07-13-2021 12:08 AM

Re: Who's growing caterpillars ?
 
Seriously, she's amazing!

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Snarkie 07-13-2021 06:12 AM

Re: Who's growing caterpillars ?
 
Okay, while digging spuds yesterday, I came a cross a giant green cater-grub about 10" below the surface. It was 3-3.5" long, as big around as my thumb, and curled. I came in to get my camera and when I got back outside, I couldn't find it. Any idea what it could have been? I'm thinking some kind of giant beetle larva, but it doesn't match the rhinoceros beetle; they're all whitish. This was the color of a hornworm; maybe a tad darker. and no legs. :confused:


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