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Tomato Hornworm... mine is bigger than yours....

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

Found this "thing" this AM....   only one I found....  I thinks it's on steroids as big as it is......  about   3 1/2" ....

 

 

post #2 of 15

That is one fat and happy one too!  

 

Looks like the caterpillar from Alice and Wonderland!

 

Kat

post #3 of 15

Tha'ts a big one

post #4 of 15

That's a pretty nice one Dave  icon14.gif  Some years I have a lot of them & others they are virtually nonexistent  th_dunno-1[1].gif  When I see one I just pick it off & "dispose of it."  It's amazing how much they can eat  icon_eek.gif

post #5 of 15
I pulled 10 off my maters a cpl weeks ago. I don't think any were that big though.
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 

If I was going fishing, I would have saved it.....  those big trout love stuff like that....    

Only one this year....  haven't had any for 3 years...    Time to keep an eye peeled.....  

 

 

I will have to keep an        for them...

 

 

Dave

post #7 of 15

eek.gif DaveO

 

 

 

Had some seedlings last year that I was trying to grow...went downstairs and saw 4 of them on the porch....and they had mowed all of my stuff down. 

 

Kat

post #8 of 15

Wow what are you feeding them? He's a big one alright. 

 

This is the first year I've tried planting/growing anything at this altitude but I did plant some cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapenos, anaheims and Big Jim Chiles and radishes. Thankfully I haven't seen any of those here - maybe they don't like the altitude (hoping)!

 

Too hot for radishes, they bolted, but the gazillion grasshoppers loved them.

post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by SmokinHusker View Post

Wow what are you feeding them? He's a big one alright. 

 

This is the first year I've tried planting/growing anything at this altitude but I did plant some cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapenos, anaheims and Big Jim Chiles and radishes. Thankfully I haven't seen any of those here - maybe they don't like the altitude (hoping)!

 

Too hot for radishes, they bolted, but the gazillion grasshoppers loved them.

 

As fast as they grow you could always sow some more as it starts to cool off...  thumb1.gif

post #10 of 15
Wow looks like that guy got a double dose of Miracle Grow! Smoke him up and let us know how it is! lol jk
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by DaveOmak View Post

Found this "thing" this AM....   only one I found....  I thinks it's on steroids as big as it is......  about   3 1/2" ....

 

 

What IT do you go to? will you inject/ brine?

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Happy smoken.

David

post #12 of 15

I would suggest cooking it at 225 to an IT of about 210 then pulling it, foiling it for about 2 hours. I originally though of a low and slow Sauce Piquante because of the size, but I am not sure even that could tenderize it. I bet it could take a hard smoke too, mesquite would be my first choice.......

 

BTW a couple a years back, those things also LOVE peppers!

post #13 of 15

He is a monster!!  Would start quite the fight if thrown in the chicken coop

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Originally Posted by Foamheart View Post

I would suggest cooking it at 225 to an IT of about 210 then pulling it, foiling it for about 2 hours. I originally though of a low and slow Sauce Piquante because of the size, but I am not sure even that could tenderize it. I bet it could take a hard smoke too, mesquite would be my first choice.......

 

BTW a couple a years back, those things also LOVE peppers!

Foam

I'm thinking Gumbo!

David

post #15 of 15

I saw people eating those things on Fear Factor once. Yuck.

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