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Things I find in the dirt, larva and chicken treats from underground

Caliroa cerasi (Pear Slug, Cherry Slug) IMG_8405
Caliroa cerasi (Pear Slug, Cherry Slug) IMG_8405 (Photo credit: dpamlin)

 

English: Does this look inviting??
English: Does this look inviting?? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Chickens
Chickens (Photo credit: Allie’s.Dad)

 

Japanese Beetle Grub
Japanese Beetle Grub (Photo credit: Travis S.)

 

If you don’t know something, The info is BELOW. Not beside. This is a work in progress and I will work on it more later. The chickens LOVE the grubs and go insane. It’s funny.

 

Alien Grubworm
Alien Grubworm (Photo credit: Sentrawoods.)

 
Content list:

 

 

 

1. Pear slug

 

 

 

2.Grub (I can’t find a wiki to write and know more)

 

 

 

This was originally for children to learn about, but it can be for showing off what i know.

 

 

 

Pear Slug:

 

 

 

Type:
Larvae

 

 

 

Male activity:Lay eggs.

 

 

 

Female activity:

 

 

 

Lay eggs, have ovipositors, but don’t sting.

 

 

 

What they eat:

 

 

 

Pear slugs will feed on cherry, apple, plum, hawthorn and mountain ash trees. They do NOT limit themselves to pears.

 

 

 

 

 

You would like some silly things now and then? I might make that! Stuff about grubs. Grubs are super cool but the beetles are bad and the grubs apparently cause problems. So it’s good the chickens love to eat them.

 

 

 

Grubs grow up to be Japanese beetles.

 

Grubs eat dirt, roots and other plant stuff.

 

How long does it take them to grow up?

 

The beetles lay eggs in July. It takes the mom beetle 2 to 3 weeks to do this. The grubs hang out underground until the next spring then they turn into pupae. In June or July they come out of the ground as beetles and make MORE grubs.

 

The grubs most people feed to chickens are black soldier fly babies, not the beetle grubs. But the beetle grubs are good treats. The fat man on the Travel channel eats them, too.

 

Caliroa cerasi (Pear Slug, Cherry Slug) IMG_8408
Caliroa cerasi (Pear Slug, Cherry Slug) IMG_8408 (Photo credit: dpamlin)

 

 

 

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