Butia Yatay seeds

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  1. Carol Ja

    Carol Ja Active Member 10 Years

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    Found a big, fat white grub inside one of the seeds, what kind of beetle is this thing going to turn into? It's still alive ( In a jar where it will perish shortly) obviously its from somewhere warm...but when I hunted for boring insects I found little for ones that can get into the shell of a palm nut. The only one I could find was Coccotrypes carpohagus.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Don't know, but if the seed is imported, you definitely must kill it off (probably a legal requirement), in case it starts a new invasive pest problem.
     
  3. Carol Ja

    Carol Ja Active Member 10 Years

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    It's dead.....still curious though...I'll post a pre-mortum shot after I get back from work.
     
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    lol, did it die of natural causes or was it helped on it's journey to butia forest in the sky...you dont have to answer that :D
     
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    Carol, with any luck this is the beetle you'll get...:-)
     

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    Carol Ja Active Member 10 Years

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    LOL, if that car had popped out...I think I might of had a heart attack!...but it would have been much more welcome than what I got.
     

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