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#1 Topsmoke

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 10:01 PM

So I just bought an awesome LED UV flashlight from a co. called JClaw.  Naturally i took it outside to play with and discovered that Hornworms glow under a blacklight.IMG_0547_zpsb4x7kt6a.jpgtrying hiding from me now you ugly pricks!  I also discovered that they like eating nicotiana. 



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Posted 10 September 2016 - 10:37 PM

I need to get one of those. I had a surge a couple months back. No joke i plucked at least 150+ eggs within 3 day period. I feed any live larvae to the ants nearby, my ants love them to death.

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 10:38 PM

The hell? That's registering about a 4 on my weird-shit-o-meter.

 

I hate those damm things!



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Posted 11 September 2016 - 12:55 AM

All ya need now is a laser mounted pellet gun.

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Posted 16 September 2016 - 04:08 PM

Nice! I got one of those, shows things up nicely.



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Posted 05 October 2016 - 09:59 PM

I need to get one of those. I had a surge a couple months back. No joke i plucked at least 150+ eggs within 3 day period. I feed any live larvae to the ants nearby, my ants love them to death.



I use a cheap ($6 or $7) handheld uv flashlight I got from Lowes.

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 08:33 AM

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I had a strain of worm that wasn't hornworm this year.  They really did a number on my tomatoes. I found half of them in the larval stage, and the other half while they were pupating. (that's where this light really saves the day)

 

Either way, my trained lizards in the front yard loved them.  They like to smash them on the sidewalk and splatter the juice out, before eating the deflated green sack that's left.


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