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Offline emeralddragons

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Re: Palms in Arillas
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2016, 02:02:00 AM »
Being from Finland I know next to nothing about palms, but I have been told that bug-infested palms need repeated doses of poison.
This would not be possible for everybody, as the poison - whatever it is - is expensive. And in order to succeed, ALL afflicted palms need to be treated. That will never happen.
In any case, we are talking about A LOT of poison here. Letīs not wish it upon ourselves, or upon the birds, or the bees, or any other member of the great circle of life.
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Re: Palms in Arillas
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2016, 11:46:05 AM »
Just read this - This weevil usually infests palms younger than twenty years.[11] While the adult causes some damage through feeding, it is the burrowing of the larva into the heart of the palm that can cause the greatest mortality of trees. The adult female lays approximately two hundred eggs on new growth in the crown of the palm, at the base of young leaves, or in open lesions on the plant.[citation needed] The egg hatches into a white, legless larva. The larva will feed on the soft fibres and terminal buds, tunneling through the internal tissue of the tree for about a month. The larvae can occasionally grow to a length of six to seven centimeters.[12] At pupation, the larva will leave the tree and form a cocoon built of dry palm fibers in leaf litter at the base of the tree. The total life cycle takes about 7–10 weeks.[citation needed]
We were in Arillas for 2 whole months and going again for 2 weeks :-)