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My first lubber

Posted by zackey GA 8b (My Page) on
Wed, May 8, 13 at 13:56

My first Lubber grass hopper was here on Sunday. I almost caught it. Is there any way to trap them?


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RE: My first lubber

Grr!
Duplicate message.

This post was edited by shear_stupidity on Wed, May 8, 13 at 17:58


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RE: My first lubber

Not unless you call "trying to grow plants" a trap.
They'll eat anything/everything and nothing eats THEM.
I killed my first three of the season two days ago.
It starts.
~sigh.


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My chickens would probably eat them if I can catch them and put them in their pen. They will eat other grasshoppers. Maybe I can net them with a butterfly net? We used to have them in Vero Beach when we lived there. I just heard last year they were here. Thought we had escaped the darn things.


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I would do some research before trying to feed them to your chickens. These 'grasshoppers' are brightly colored for a reason.


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I tried feeding them to chickens once and they killed it but wouldn't eat it.


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My chickens won't eat them, which is good since they are toxic. I smush them, or drop them in soapy water. I've already had two clutches.


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Thanks! I didn't know!! I cut them in half with my nippers whenever I can. We have big gray grasshoppers but they don't seem to eat many plants. I hope that's the only one!


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I had my daughter who is six and all the neighborhood kids collect them and put them in boxes and made it a game. There were hundreds, we took some fishing and the fish wouldn't touch them but the ducks didn't think twice...


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