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Offline Jahjude

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What kinda pest is this??
« on: March 30, 2010, 11:57:06 AM »
Found these below capped brood in a couple of cells:Suspect SMB larvae but seeking confirmation

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Re: What kinda pest is this??
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2010, 12:12:51 PM »
The top one looks like a shb larvae. If you squeeze them and they kind of roll in your fingers, they are shb larvae. They are also much harder to squish than wax moth larvae btw.


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Re: What kinda pest is this??
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2010, 12:23:03 PM »
Ok thanks much JP,both seemed identical other than being of different size-both were also taken from one cell feeding on a capped larvae.
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Re: What kinda pest is this??
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010, 02:52:15 PM »
I agree with JP, looks like SHB lavae. They tend to be smaller than wax moth grubs and they taper more at the ends. Time to get your SHB traps in there.

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Re: What kinda pest is this??
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2010, 04:11:04 PM »
Yeah Scott,well said.Also wanna experiment with some kinda slotted oil trap at the entrance;one that they'd fall into when crawling out the hive to pupate.Got the hive on a concrete base but read that the larvae will also crawl until it finds soil so will definately have to hook up a few good traps ASAP :thunder: :ninja:
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