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Joneser
07-15-2009, 08:19 AM
I have found a couple of these on my Tomato Plants....some of them were quite large.....
Anyone know a good way to prevent these without using chemicals?
http://www.duke.edu/~jspippen/naturephotos/tomato-hornworm-braconids050916-6227durhamz.jpg

PigCicles
07-15-2009, 08:28 AM
Smoke em and eat em whole :msn-wink:

According to this (http://www.motherearthsgarden.com/controlling-hornworms-on-tomatoes/) article you can pull em off and squash em under foot. Or use natural insecticides or let the wasps do their thing.

And another site (http://organicgardensite.com/bugs-harmful/tomato-horn-worms/)to read through with other options.

the_selling_blues_man
07-15-2009, 09:07 AM
Chargrilled told me that he uses them as stuffing for his ABT's. :roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0: Let me know what you think ..........


I have found a couple of these on my Tomato Plants....some of them were quite large.....
Anyone know a good way to prevent these without using chemicals?
http://www.duke.edu/~jspippen/naturephotos/tomato-hornworm-braconids050916-6227durhamz.jpg

phatQ
07-15-2009, 09:07 AM
I call that BAIT.

Chargrilled
07-15-2009, 02:37 PM
Chargrilled told me that he uses them as stuffing for his ABT's. :roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0: Let me know what you think ..........

MMMMMMMM Good:tap::smack:

Good luck B, got no idea :shrug:

californiasmokin
07-15-2009, 03:10 PM
I thought you swallowed them with mescal

http://www.oaxacainfo.com/oaxaca/mezcal.htm

californiasmokin
07-15-2009, 03:50 PM
Brian,
Have you seen this?

http://www.planetnatural.com/site/bacillus-thuringiensis.html


I also read you can snip them in half or throw them in a bucket of water.
But I think you should tie them to a stake in the ground and wait for a bird:roflmaoha0:

SmokyOkie
07-15-2009, 06:23 PM
You can spray them with a bacteria that is harmful only to insect larvae (which they are).

Look for sprays that contain bacillus thurengiensis, or BT.

The spray isa not harmful to pets or any other warm blooded animal for that matter and is a naturally occurring bacteria.

You can also pick them and kill them bby whatever manner, but they are eaasy to mis, and are rarely seen just two or three at a time. they can defoliate a plant faster than you would believe.

You can use any of several different synthetic pyrethroids as well. these are synthetic versions of pyrethrum which is a naturally occurring chemical extracted from African Chrysanthemums and is also harmless to humans.

A common one is cyfluthrin.

BigAL
07-15-2009, 06:50 PM
Tie them to a stick and put them in a mix of apple cider vinegar, beer, tequila for 30min. Take out and on the grill or open flame w/some k.salt, blk pepper, garlic pwdr/onion pwdr, and some heat, ie cayenne.

Be sure to snip off the horn!

BBq them, add a little brwn sugar at the end or bbq sauce. After they are cooked/somewhat blk, let them rest for a few min.

Now take them off the stick and put on plate, save the stick!

Now, hit yourself as hard as you can w/the stick and repeat "I do not eat bugs!" (except mudbugs.)

Next time you'll just pull them off the mater plant and step on them. Or pee on them till they fall off then step on them. (takes more beer)

Yep, this was not worth read'n. Aren't you glad you finished it though?:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflma oha0::roflmaoha0:

Joneser
07-16-2009, 07:30 AM
I've been pulling them off, donning a hockey mask and chopping them in half with a Machete....
Really...
ok, I made up the part about the hockey mask.

peculiarmike
07-16-2009, 11:45 AM
I use the "pick-N-squash" method. Gotta look close, the muthas are camo.
If you wait for the other stuff to work you will only have a stem left. :ack2:

Joneser
07-16-2009, 12:48 PM
I use the "pick-N-squash" method. Gotta look close, the muthas are camo.
If you wait for the other stuff to work you will only have a stem left. :ack2:

LMAO! Each morning and when I get home, I pull up a deck chair (the plants are in pots) and scrutinize every leaf and branch.....they are hard to spot! Neighbors must think I'm weird.....little do they know, just how much...:woohoo:

cowgirl
07-21-2009, 12:54 PM
I'm having trouble with them too Brian. So far I've just hand picked them off of the plants, then I feed them to my chickens. (they love them. lol )

I have to wear heavy duty gloves to touch them...cause I'm a wuss. :blushing::D

morkdach
07-21-2009, 01:44 PM
pulled 2 off of 1 plant they already stripped 2 branchs and ate half of 1 mater:eating:

SmokyOkie
07-21-2009, 01:47 PM
I'm having trouble with them too Brian. So far I've just hand picked them off of the plants, then I feed them to my chickens. (they love them. lol )

I have to wear heavy duty gloves to touch them...cause I'm a wuss. :blushing::D

But Jeannie, girls are supposed to be a wuss.:msn-wink:


pulled 2 off of 1 plant they already stripped 2 branchs and ate half of 1 mater:eating:

Spray 'em w/ BT spray and they wont take more than two or thee more bites. Plus, the eggs are generally laid in batches, and if you've only seen a couple, you will most likely see more.

morkdach
07-21-2009, 02:42 PM
Spray 'em w/ BT spray and they wont take more than two or thee more bites. Plus, the eggs are generally laid in batches, and if you've only seen a couple, you will most likely see more.[/quote]
spray the plant or the worms and whats BT spray

SmokyOkie
07-21-2009, 02:57 PM
Plants and/or worms.

Bacillus thuringiensis is a naturally occurring bacterium that is extremely lethal to almost all larvae ( the hornworm is that), but is safe for all warm blooded animals.

You can find it under many different brand names in any garden center.

Most of the products here (http://homegarden.bizrate.com/search__keyword--bacillus+thuringiensis+store.html) are BT. while most of the prices are ridiculous, you will most likely recognize something that you have seen locally.

Just read the active ingredients on the label and look for bacillus thuringiensis.

If you want to confirm the safety of it there are tons of articles on the web.

Umpa
07-21-2009, 04:45 PM
I thought you swallowed them with mescal

http://www.oaxacainfo.com/oaxaca/mezcal.htm

okay...show of hands..

whos shot the moon??

Umpa
07-21-2009, 04:47 PM
okay...show of hands..

whos shot the moon??

double points if actually in mexico..

triple points if it in anyway involved a donkey....

BA_LoKo
07-21-2009, 08:05 PM
double points if actually in mexico..

triple points if it in anyway involved a donkey....


:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

Pictures will certainly send this to the BOTB! :roflmaoha0:

SmokyOkie
07-21-2009, 10:15 PM
okay...show of hands..

whos shot the moon??


What?:blushing:

Capt Dan
09-02-2011, 08:49 AM
we have a plot of some moonflowers next to the pool shed and one day I noticed something was eating the leaves like crazy.
It was them tomato worms like you pictured. we gathered up as many as we could find and saved the moonflowers. I think we got about 38 of them at one time. Haven't seen them since.
:shrug:

SmokyOkie
09-02-2011, 10:28 AM
They do seem to travel in packs.

There is a bacterial agent called bacillus thuringeinsis (known as bt) that is very effective on them and is non toxic to warm blooded animals. One name it is sold under is Thuricide.