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Offline doak

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Fishing worms
« on: August 12, 2007, 02:59:51 AM »
Catalpa worms, I got 430 put in the freezer yesterday. 50 to the bag in 5 bags, 80 in one bag and 100 in the last. They are a little tough after freezing but to fix that you take a large kitchen match and poke their head through the other end. After you thaw them of course. that also puts the flavor on the outside. :?
First ones I've had on my trees in over 15 yrs.
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Re: Fishing worms
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2007, 11:49:31 AM »
Doak, how big are these catalpa worms?  It sounds like they are huge.  Tell the story about them, what do they do on the trees?  Have a wonderful day, best of our life.  Cindi
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Re: Fishing worms
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2007, 12:00:51 AM »
   Hi Cindi,

We have them here also.  My neighbor has a tree on our property line.  This years freeze nailed the ones that were on it but last year I had a few that were about three inches long.  My older son has two very large trees in his front yard that is covered normally, but again, this year killed from freeze as they are out early from the warm winter.  Then of course the Easter freeze. :'(

Fish love them :-D

   Here's a link...

http://www.ag.auburn.edu/enpl/bulletins/catalpasphinx/catalpasphinx.htm
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Re: Fishing worms
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2007, 10:39:56 AM »
qa33010.  Wow, that site was interesting.  What a great caterpillar for fishing for sure!!!  Yeah, at least there is some use for this monstrous thing.  Have a wonderful day, best of this life.  Cindi
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Re: Fishing worms
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2007, 02:59:49 PM »
i posted a query about these worms before sice fiashing is my passion. My catawlpa doesn't seem to have any. Just wanted to try them since they are reveared for sunfishing. Not they are hard to catch.
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Re: Fishing worms
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2007, 08:27:22 PM »
Cindi, they feed on the leaves of this tree and this tree only.
Moth lays egg, egg hatches, worm eats leaves, spins ca-coon, moth hatches, lays eggs, worm hatches, eats leaves.
OH Well. ;)
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Re: Fishing worms
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2007, 02:21:49 AM »
Doak, I have done some studying on this moth.  I find it intriguing when there is only one species of plant that a specific species of "predator" feeds upon.  I cannot say anymore than it is very very interesting.  I love to learn about all the weird and wonderful "things" in our lives.  Our forum is wonderful for that.  Have this wonderful day, holding it in the palm of our hands, to do so, what we will.  Cindi
There are strange things done in the midnight sun by the men who moil for gold.  The Arctic trails have their secret tales that would make your blood run cold.  The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see, what the night on the marge of Lake Lebarge, I cremated Sam McGee.  Robert Service