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Offline Candiebears

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What is this thing?
« on: April 27, 2015, 11:12:14 AM »


Any idea what that is? :oops:
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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2015, 11:13:16 AM »
I found this on the side of my house. I've never seen anything like this before...
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Offline sawdstmakr

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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2015, 12:02:18 PM »
How big is it? There is nothing to compare it to for size. How deep are those tubes?
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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2015, 12:02:40 PM »
The look like straws used to raise solitary bees.
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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2015, 12:04:39 PM »
The whole thing is about the size of a quarter. Those little tubes are smaller then a grain of rice.
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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2015, 12:08:39 PM »
I was thinking the same thing but most solitary bees don't build them from scratch  like that, as far as I know. They either bore or use existing bored holes.
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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2015, 04:10:13 PM »
Found it! They're Wheel Bug Eggs... well were...
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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2015, 10:15:39 AM »
kill them

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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2015, 12:16:28 PM »
Aw don't kill 'em. 
Cogwheel bug or assassin bug is great beneficial to have in your gardens, just like preying mantis. Anything that will eat a squash stinkbug or japanese beetle has my vote. They help keep things in balance.

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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2015, 02:00:05 PM »
Pray mantis eat humming birds so they're out for me. I'd much rather have humming birds :) I actually did get rid of them before I knew what they were... We have all kinds of ticks and bugs 
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