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

Discussion in 'Tomatoes' started by daveomak, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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


     
  2. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is one fat and happy one too!  

    Looks like the caterpillar from Alice and Wonderland!

    Kat
     
  3. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tha'ts a big one
     
  4. That's a pretty nice one Dave  [​IMG]   Some years I have a lot of them & others they are virtually nonexistent  [​IMG]   When I see one I just pick it off & "dispose of it."  It's amazing how much they can eat  [​IMG]
     
  5. I pulled 10 off my maters a cpl weeks ago. I don't think any were that big though.
     
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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
     
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  7. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  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
     
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  8. 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.
     
  9. As fast as they grow you could always sow some more as it starts to cool off...  [​IMG]
     
  10. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow looks like that guy got a double dose of Miracle Grow! Smoke him up and let us know how it is! lol jk
     
  11. What IT do you go to? will you inject/ brine?

    Remember to post a Qview ro you will be seeing this[​IMG]

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    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  12. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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!
     
  13. sound1

    sound1 Smoking Fanatic

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

    I'm thinking Gumbo!

    David
     
  15. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I saw people eating those things on Fear Factor once. Yuck.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2013

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