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Scary big scales!

Posted by slopfrog 9B PSL (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 24, 13 at 11:55

I found some HUGE scales on one of my sugar apples today. These things were as big as a pencil eraser, and purple and lavender colored. They almost looked like miniature toadstools, and exploded in blood and goo when I scraped them off.

Has anyone seen these before and does anybody know the name of these scales? These were creepy!

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RE: Scary big scales!

Might it be this 1?

Here is a link that might be useful: Fig Wax Scale

RE: Scary big scales!

Yes! That's them. Thanks.

Theyre so big and juicy that next time I might try putting one on a hook and going bream fishing.

RE: Scary big scales!

Oh wow those are really freaky alien like lol. You learn something new everyday here....

RE: Scary big scales!

And only around Florida since 1994/1995. Interesting!


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