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what is this and can i eat it.
« on: October 16, 2020, 07:37:50 PM »
was cleaning up my slab pile and found this guy.  looks plump, but moving slow.  a little cool today.  these slabs have sat for 3 months or so.  do I need to spray the area?  I put this one in the burn barrel.  



 


 


 

I am sure i could eat it, but I do not really want to.   digin_2
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Re: what is this and can i eat it.
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 07:42:17 PM »
Horn worm. Bad news for tomato and tobacco. Burn him. :snowball:

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Re: what is this and can i eat it.
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 08:19:31 PM »
Your wood is safe but not your tomatoes. 
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Re: what is this and can i eat it.
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2020, 09:37:23 PM »
Green blooded gobblin.  Let me know how it tastes.   ;D
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2020, 09:57:59 PM »
A tomato reaper is what that dang thing is. Comes from a moth. 
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2020, 05:26:07 AM »
I have used Captains Jack's powder, once every 2 weeks, on my tomatoes plants and I don't have them worms anymore. Comes in a spray too. Organic too. Much better than that sevin stuff.  ::) :o  And cheaper at the store I work at.

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Re: what is this and can i eat it.
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2020, 07:43:49 AM »
Dredge in flour, then egg, then bread crumbs, 40 seconds in the air fryer.
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2020, 07:49:37 AM »
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2020, 09:31:59 AM »
I am sure that Andrew Zimmern has tried one.
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Re: what is this and can i eat it.
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2020, 01:19:05 PM »
Before eating it I would suggest that your will be in place and that your life insurance(s) be up to date.
Just in case.
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« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2020, 01:43:25 PM »
I am smoking peppers today, if I can find another one I will give it a try.  head first or tail first? :o :)
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« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2020, 08:40:33 PM »
Tail first so it comes out easy when you puke. 
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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2020, 10:27:28 AM »
Tail first so it comes out easy when you puke.
I'm not sure about that.
The horn might just hook on the way out and who knows what could be the result of that.
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« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2020, 03:36:05 PM »
Im just getting sick thinking about ingesting that! 

Im sorry Doc, Ill stick to my deer meat, any and every day. I know without a doubt I can eat deer. It has 3 things going for it: 

1 No hormones in it that arent natural 
2 Nobody has EVER complained about the taste (if I butcher & prepare)
3 Nobody ever gets sick from it

Sorry about the sidetrack, but YOU can eat it if youre willing.
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« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2020, 04:50:06 PM »
I've tried a lot of different insect life raw, some are not too bad. A tomato hornworm did not meet my standards for edible. Can't say about cooked but raw it tasted like a broken tomato vine smell by 10,000 times. Pungent to the point of very nasty.

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« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2020, 05:22:08 PM »
You can eat the fish that it catches.   ;D

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« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2020, 08:15:24 PM »
You can eat the fish that it catches.   ;D
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« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2020, 08:34:05 AM »
When I was a teen, a very long time ago I worked summers for 2 Italian brothers on their truck farm.
Hornworms were common in the tomatoes.
Ugly critters and you could hear them chewing.
Dont remember if they sprayed for them.
The father of the guys ate almost everything but i doubt he tried them
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« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2020, 11:47:14 AM »
Taste like chicken ;)

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« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2020, 09:18:44 AM »
Or maybe Spotted Owl?
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« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2020, 09:18:24 PM »
 

 
Bet it won't be as juicy as a sawyer grub.  ::)
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« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2020, 08:58:00 AM »
WHY ?  ??? steve_smiley

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« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2020, 01:10:33 PM »
so that is how you stay so young!   :o :o :o   8) 8) 8)   :) :) :).  maybe like Bill Clinton,   it is on your lip, but you did not chew and swallow.   :) :D  I "could" eat them, but I would need to be more hungry than usual.
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« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2020, 01:27:19 PM »
Many people of the world still regularly eat insects as did native Americans, pre europeans. Some parts of the world have many types of insects for sale in the market place. 

I doubt any early human culture existed that didn't utilize the food source. They can be tasty and nutritious, eaten with judiciousness. 

 Most of the beetle larvae I've eaten from under bark have a flavor some what like the host tree. The middle sized mallet heads from under hickory bark [I think a type of Long Horn beetle larvae] taste like hickory  nuts a bit, have a nice texture and crunch. 

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« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2020, 08:00:33 AM »
After my maters had died off this year, I wondered what was eating my pepper plants and found hornworms. Been gardening a long time and never seen them on peppers before. 
I prefer picking them off by hand and stomping on the ground to pesticides. They can be hard to spot but leave tell tale poop and barren leaf stalks. 
I used to work with a guy here in KY who was a noodler and had eaten most critters, I'll ask him before I try eating one? ;D 
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« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2020, 08:57:17 AM »
Yup, hornworms leave hand grenade turds.  If you see these you better find the worm fast or kiss those maters goodbye. 








Anyone know what this is?  Some kinda larva?




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« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2020, 05:33:03 PM »
Those are the whitish eggs the 8!@#%^&* lay on yer plants! Mash those too!
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« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2020, 01:16:29 AM »
Whatever that was went in the burn barrel. 

Lady beatles havent been as bad as usual this year, but stinkbugs galore.  Any thing on the clothesline they perceive as a pocket has been full.  sleeping bag, pillowcase.. Beanie hats etc.  Yuk. 
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« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2020, 07:51:22 AM »
Stink bugs also eat maters! Both the Asian lady bugs and stinkies stink when squirshed. 
Did the gvmnt import the stink bugs too? ;D
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« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2020, 09:22:27 AM »
There is a type of wasp that lays eggs on the hornworms that will eat them alive  .However in mass they can do a lot of damage to tomato plants ina very short time .Sevin dust will clean their clocks right now .Give them a squirt from a water applicator and they will drop within a minute .

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« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2020, 09:08:37 PM »
Yea, go ahead, eat it.
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