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Forum topic by TZH posted 03-12-2015 11:46 PM 870 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TZH

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03-12-2015 11:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor question pine douglas fir fir chainsaw bugs pine beetle termites rustic

In my years of falling trees and letting them dry for a few years before cutting up for woodworking projects, I’ve never seen anything like this!

Those growths you see sticking up in these two photos? At first, I thought they were a fungus growing out of the bark, but they’re not. As I looked closer, I realized they’re insects of some kind, and I’d like to try and find out what kind.

My first thought was termites because the outer rings of the logs have gotten really punky under the bark over time, and I hadn’t removed the bark when I should have to try and prevent that punkiness from developing (my bad – gonna have to remove bark much, much earlier in the future).

Then I though Pine Beetle, but this tree wasn’t infected when I took it down.

So, I’m flummoxed! Any ideas?

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On


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#1 posted 03-12-2015 11:54 PM

best of luck

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#2 posted 03-12-2015 11:55 PM

local college entomologist might help

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#3 posted 03-13-2015 12:04 AM

Thought I’d try here first. State Forestry at Colorado State might be next on my list to try.

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#4 posted 03-13-2015 12:09 AM

They look like empty shells of larva.

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#5 posted 03-13-2015 12:21 AM

Young prawns? PM Wikus, he might recognize them.

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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#6 posted 03-13-2015 12:23 AM

They were very brittle – when I moved the log, they fell off.

Don’t think I’m gonna sautee em’ anytime soon!

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#7 posted 03-13-2015 01:23 AM

Harvest and fry in butter.

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#8 posted 03-13-2015 02:46 AM

Bet they’ll taste like chicken!

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#9 posted 03-13-2015 02:47 AM

add just a bit of wine to the mix, and then thicken it with a bit of flour…then add some onions and mushrooms….

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#10 posted 03-13-2015 03:14 AM

Survivalist fare, eh?

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#11 posted 03-13-2015 04:17 AM

Ugh. Looks like what Kahn shoved in Chekov’s ear in Star Trek II.

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#12 posted 03-13-2015 03:28 PM

About 20 yrs back I was prepping a house to roof, the owner had a huge honkin paper wasp nest in one corner of the eave. I went to the local HS and spoke to a Sci teacher, (still teaching 20 yrs after I gradgeeaited) He came to the house and sprayed it with something that sealed/hardened the shell then bagged it and took it. I was later invited to see what he did with it for his class, he ran it through a BS to halve it for observations in engineering and air control.

Maybe if you can’t get an answer from your local nursery or Grange agent you might get help from nearby HS or college.

-- I meant to do that!

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