Wood boring beetles in my pecan stash - BBQ Central

Go Back   BBQ Central > Corporate Administration > General (Non-BBQ) Discussion
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-09-2008, 08:01 PM   #1
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Cliff H.'s Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Posts: 6,143
Wood boring beetles in my pecan stash

I have a big pecan limb all cut up and stashed in my garage. I have not burned thru all of last years yet so the new stash has mostly gone unattended.

I noticed some sawdust in the pile but really didn't give it much thought. It is not uncommon to have worms in the wood.

I decided to split some of the pecan to see if I could get a look at the worms. Much to my suprise I find that I have a rather large amount of bettle larve in my pecan. These things are about the size, shape and appearance of a grub worm.

I split a 6" long pc of limb about 5" in diameter and I dug out 5 of these larve. They are making dust out of my pecan wood from the inside out. I am going to chunk a bunch of it tomorrow and get all the worms out that I can.

The one one the axe handle had to be at least 1" long.





__________________

__________________
" Never let a day go by "
Cliff H. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2008, 08:39 PM   #2
God O'Que
 
Unity's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Virginia near Washington DC
Posts: 2,694
What do you think, Cliff, are you going to smoke with it?

--John
__________________

__________________
Weber Smokey Mountain -- "Want authentic smokehouse flavor?"
22.5 Inch One-Touch -- "The legendary Weber kettle"
18.5 Inch Original (R.I.P.; garage mishap) -- 10 books S&H Green Stamps, 1968
Weber Performer -- Craigslist 2007
Unity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2008, 09:28 PM   #3
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Cliff H.'s Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Posts: 6,143
I think I can salvage most of it. I am going to bust the cut rounds down pretty small.
__________________
" Never let a day go by "
Cliff H. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2008, 11:30 PM   #4
Smoker


 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Marina del Rey
Posts: 309
I'd move.
__________________
WSM
Big Green EGG!
Rescued Smokey Joe
Firemagic
Solaire Anywhere Grill (Gave it away! )
mar52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2008, 03:36 AM   #5
BBQ Central Pro


 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Lindenhurst, NY
Posts: 994
instead of throwin it out, why dont you make lump charcoal out of the wood
__________________
Aim for Sucess, not perfection
Good Country, This America
Bobberqer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2008, 06:59 AM   #6
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
007bond-jb's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Baton Rouge La
Posts: 6,428
They will move to other trees & kill em.
__________________
BBQ Shaken Not Stirred
He who don't cook, better not complain
Why limit happy to an hour
Yes beer qualifies as an appetizer


BOY!

http://www.youtube.com/user/007bondjb
007bond-jb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2008, 08:09 AM   #7
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Bruce B's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Utica, MI
Posts: 6,758
You know, you wrap that in bacon.....
__________________
Bruce
Treasurer, Great Lakes BBQAssociation
www.glbbqa.com
Rubbed, Smoked, and Sauced Competition BBQ Team-
22 1/2" WSM, 2 18 1/2" WSM's, 22 1/2" Weber Kettle
Bruce B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2008, 08:33 AM   #8
Rag
BBQ Centralite
 
Rag's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Berks Cty, Pa.
Posts: 3,020
I hate that. I was ripping an ash 4x4 on my table saw last week and hit a pocket of carpenter ants which headed in all directions. Some went down into the saw base which forced me to stop and dig out all the saw duct and ants so they wouldn't spread around into the house.
I'd burn your wood in the cooker. Grubs shouldn't make a difference. But like Bruce said, bacon should do nicely.
__________________
Sleeps till done
Gasser
Weber Kettle (it's crap...gave away)
WSM 22.5
Meadow Creek TS250 (sold)
Meadow Creek chicken cooker
Rag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2008, 09:12 AM   #9
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Cliff H.'s Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Posts: 6,143
By chunk, I mean bust it down small. To much work has gone into it already. I think I can salvage most of it.

I am going to gather all the bugs up and feed them to fishes.
__________________
" Never let a day go by "
Cliff H. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2008, 10:29 AM   #10
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
surfinsapo's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,044
Cliff, do they only eat dried wood? The ones down here won't mess with a tree that still has sap...
__________________

surfinsapo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.