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    Just wait 'til I bring my iguana over, jeff. I'LL SHOW YOU chewed up hibiscus! AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    All snide remarks aside, I was just trying to point out that there is something decent that would come out of having your passiflora munched on. We have a wildlife biologist at the park where I work that specializes in butterflies and moths. He grows bunches of passionvine, pipevine, sweetgum, water oak, etc., just so he can feed his caterpillars. I'm sure he wouldn't mind giving some new passionvine to you if yours doesn't make it. Of course, you would have to come to Houston to get it, but you could visit Phillip and Jeff while you're here!

    Good luck!
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    Rampuppy -

    I also forgot to mention that this is something that happens all the time in nature, and RARELY do the plants die from caterpillar damage. I've seen hordes of caterpillars completely defoliate a shrub, only to have it sprouting new growth in a day or so!
    Mike Howlett

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    not so much worried about the caterpillars killing the plant as I am of me!

    heh...

    I went out and checked everything yesterday it was all droopy, even though it had been watered... but most everything seems to be recovering today...

    And as far as the caterpillars, thanks for trying to shed a little silver lining on my cloud, but they gotta go... as I said one of my sars bloomed (first time I have had that happen with a sar) and I went out and one of the caterpillars was munching down on the bud! UNACCEPTABLE!

    GRR! He got the pleasure of being snipped in half with scissors... :|
    \"Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: \"Mankind\". Basically, it\'s made up of two separate words - \"mank\" and \"ind\". What do these words mean ? It\'s a mystery, and that\'s why so is mankind.\" ~ Jack Handey

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    you know in some places catapillers are a staple food, if you got that many, it could bring your food budget down. Try um fried thats the best way for most insects that i have tried [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] i watched a thing on eating bugs last night on the discovery channel quite enlightening. sate' them with a little butter and dog gone you got a meal, hey and if you ahave locust thosee are eaten every where and they taste real good. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]


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