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Old 05-19-2014, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Caterpillars are the larval form of members of the order Lepidoptera

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Old 05-19-2014, 12:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You probably mean who is intentionally growing caterpillars? I hope to grow Catawba (Catalpa) worms for use as fish bait. Does that count?
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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.

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Old 05-20-2014, 11:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't grow them, they just appear on my Persian lime and Grapefruit.
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I don't grow them either...but I know where to get'm.
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I've got 3 on my desert rose plants. Long fat green (non-fuzzy) buggars with fake eye-spots.
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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.? Many animals see UV light, and these things glow as both a danger sign and a potential food source.
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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.

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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
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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 finger lakes waterfront homes for sale

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how about a hookah smoking caterpillar?

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She's in chains, LOL.

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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...
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Seriously, she's amazing!

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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.
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