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Old 09-02-2009, 11:47 AM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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I was just told that they are easier to get off of your tomato plants at night...because they glow in the dark.(Making it easier to see them on the plant) IS THIS TRUE ??????? ANYONE KNOW ???????????
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I don't think they glow in the dark but they may be easier to see at night with a flashlight.

These mature into Luna moths so unless they become a really severe problem and are scarfing down whole plants I usually let them alone.
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Evening Shade, AR
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I've never seen them glow in the dark, either.

We've never had a severe infestation of them so I just let nature take it's course and leave them alone so that predatory wasps can use them as a host for their eggs.

The tomato hornworms actually turn into Sphinx Moths.

Hope this is some help!


Dawn
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:29 PM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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Skip-n-Bit...

GREAT LINK.
Our chickens LOVES those green horned worms.

If your trying to grow tomatoes, we've had those darn green horned worms take out several plants & tomatoes.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:32 PM
 
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Skip-n-Bit...

GREAT LINK.
Our chickens LOVES those green horned worms.

If your trying to grow tomatoes, we've had those darn green horned worms take out several plants & tomatoes.
To a chicken, a Japanese beetle is kinda like popcorn.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:20 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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they do react to blacklight up close...but they dont "glow in the dark"...

my DUCKS love them too its quite entertaining to see them "attack" the yicky thing run around like crazy with it then smack it on the side of the water dih before drowning it and eating it LOL...ducks are mean lol!
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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The ones that glow in the dark are the ones that have gotten their plants mixed up and are high on eating radiated or marijuana plants... Normal ones don't glow.
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