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Old July 1st, 2004, 06:18 PM
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I have been wondering what was eating our Caladiums. I found this bugger chomping away at those beautiful leaves. I call it a grasshopper but friend said it was a Florida Locust. Anyway I eliminated him and others that may be lurking. They are huge.



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I will make it larger this time.



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Old July 1st, 2004, 06:27 PM
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Ray we have these here also..down in swfl....

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Oh my, thanks.....I think he was in Fear Factor last season

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Old July 1st, 2004, 06:28 PM
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Ray, We used to get them when we had a large piece of property in S. Florida. Wait till the babies are born, they are almost black and eat their way thru almost anything in the garden. There will be quite a few all at once. They used to drive me crazy. I know exactly how BIG they are! YUK!!!!

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They are huge!!! Red's Bichon is afraid of them and won't go near them. I remember the first time I saw one - it was at least the length of my hand....

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The best way to eliminate them is to squash them! UCK!
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Ugly critter.....

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Oh my goodness!!!!! That is NASTY!!!!!!! We do not have bugs like that here in Vancouver!!! Just a rare regular grasshopper! Have you ever seen a tomato bug?? They are freaky looking too.-If I get a digital camera one day I will take a photo from my brothers' tomatoes plants. Also, excellent photo;what type of camera did you use??
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yeah lol dont they like have a really big flock every 17 years or what every you want to call it but in WV its that 17th year and their eating gradens and stuff.......it sucks
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Hey those are good deep fried and covered in chocolate...>BG<

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Your post reminded me of my first cruise to Mexico. Early one morning I went out on deck and the crew were hosing off all the HUGE roaches! I can't remember which port we were docked at. Has anyone else seen this?
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covered in chocolate yeech

iIam very glad to report I have never seen them hose of giant roaches for goodness sake that sounds terrible. What if they went in the Lido Cafe ugh enough already.

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Those are black lubbers. This spring, we discovered a group of baby black lubbers. We used raid as only thing on hand, then went to the nursery and got powerful stuff, then had are pest control company come out and spray again. I am surprised that we were able to control the infestation. Three years ago, we had a bunch. Only real way to kill them as adults is to stomp them.

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Man! I'm glad I live up north where the only critters we have to worry about have four legs and fur.

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The one good thing about living in northern VT is that we don't have too many creepy crawlies. Which is good, as I'm a 'fraidy cat, and have been known to call my husband at work to rescue me from spiders before - that was before I had a son, who takes his mothers bug hysterics in stride.

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Ugh, that is a bug!Even the second picture you posted is too much for me! Like a horror film only in still!
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Ray,
that looks just like the critter that landed on me last Saturday as I was raking up the storm trash from our yard.......he didn't last long once I realized he was on me!
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Ick! Those things are #3 on my list of Mammoth-Nasties-That-I-Run-From!

If you're curious, #2 - the giant kamakazi flying roaches we Floridians get whenever it rains, #1 - the huge Costa Rican spiders that wait in treetops so they can pounce on and devour the birds.

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