[Homestead] Primitive Technology Living
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Fri Oct 17 18:27:55 EDT 2008
And, here's another clue that it is a gall/wasp
I am overrun in these argiope spiders
There's a spider every 10 feet or so, just of that species. It makes
perfect sense that there could be that many wasps..
Bev, who dislikes spiders
> I'm like you, I want to know things. I want to know every plant, tree,
> insect, gall, whatever, that is part of my world here. Even with the
> internet and Google, I haven't been able to find a picture of my gall.
> That is indicative of some serious biodiversity. I may be looking at
> some indigenous localized wasp species or maybe there is something
> unique about my soil that causes the tree to make a different kind of
> gall. I cut it open, and inside I can see pulpy striations like the
> striations you see on a larger scale in the apple oak gall.
> Anyway, you never know when or how such knowledge might be useful.
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