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Unread 03-08-2022, 02:47 PM
Drexl
 
Default Found two tiny caterpillars in my cabbage

...as i was washing it. Each leaf was full of holes, like the Hungry Caterpillar book.

No idea how they survived tbh, because I keep veg in the fridge.

Anyway, I binned it. The cabbage, not the fridge.

Am I being too squeamish? Should I have accepted their protein donation to my diet?

What would you have done?
 
Unread 03-08-2022, 02:49 PM
tatty
 
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Caterpillars don't eat cabbage.

Sounds more like an infestation of cabbage mites.
 
Unread 03-08-2022, 02:50 PM
Poop
 
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I would have rang the rspca and had them call out to collect them in the hope of finding them their forever homes.
 
Unread 03-08-2022, 02:50 PM
red red robbo
 
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Wouldn't have binned the whole thing. Just cut out around the chomped bits, but to be honest even that is likely an overreaction.
 
Unread 03-08-2022, 02:50 PM
Drexl
 
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They sound like a close relation to facehuggers. Im setting fire to the bin
 
Unread 03-08-2022, 02:52 PM
red red robbo
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tatty
Caterpillars don't eat cabbage.

Sounds more like an infestation of cabbage mites.
Err, yes they do.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/biodiversity/...e-caterpillars
 
Unread 03-08-2022, 03:03 PM
tatty
 
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Originally Posted by red red robbo
Next you'll be telling me cabbage mites aren't a thing.
 
Unread 03-08-2022, 03:16 PM
Time For Heroes
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tatty
Caterpillars don't eat cabbage.

Sounds more like an infestation of cabbage mites.
Yep, the butterflies (specifically the white ones) are always landing on our kale and brassicas trying to lay their eggs.
 
Unread 03-08-2022, 03:35 PM
red red robbo
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tatty
Next you'll be telling me cabbage mites aren't a thing.
Well, it's an aphid, not a mite, but that might just be a language thing

https://www.rhs.org.uk/biodiversity/mealy-cabbage-aphid
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