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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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Re: what is this and can i eat it.
« 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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Re: what is this and can i eat it.
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2020, 09:18:44 AM »
Or maybe Spotted Owl?
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