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Old 05-20-2013, 08:23 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
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This is a good example of ,,, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg???" I spend a lot of time in the woods when our season is over and cut a lot of trees to manage the forest, some with good bark yet dieng and some that are long dead bark with these grubs inside as it flakes off...
Inside the heartwood, that has been chewed into compost, the grubs are huge... Sorry I can't say what kind of insect produces which larvae but I believe the bark has to be weakened before the eggs will survive, because I've never seen grubs in situations in which the cambium is still intact...
Otherwise, one could go through encyclopedias, but I've never thought of them as being anything other than 'decayers'...
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Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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