Monday, May 5, 2014

How do you like your giant grubs?

Raw, of course. That's what Roz said.

C. dug up five of these huge wiggly things in the garden. Freaked her out. They're three or four inches long! Creepy and very cool. I admired them then fed them to the chickens. Really should have taken them to the restaurant called Grub 'n' More, down on the highway.

C. looked them up – California prionus beetle larva, or prionus root borers. We found a couple of dead adult beetles in the building last year. The grubs live in and eat the roots of trees like pines, plums, locust and others, and often kill the trees.

Imagine them washed up and fried in butter. Or not.

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