Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Droppings


Sorry for the hair raising post title. And this inappropriate topic. But I can't help it. Poop is an interesting subject. In fact it could be someone's guilty pleasure. Ooops! I'm being gross. But I am talking about critter poop.

Or to be precise, caterpillar poop. When you see big ass droppings on leaves like this, you know there is a caterpillar somewhere among the foliage.



I was like a CSI that morning, hunting for the perpetrator. But all I could find was more poop.



Where are you, you little pooper!



Finally, spotted!



Can you see it?



This little fella can demolish a whole plant if left unchecked. It is a voracious eater which explains the abundance of poop.



I am sorry to say, I cannot sacrifice my lime plant. Therefore, I had to, how shall I say, relocate the little critter.



I used to have poop issues with the neighborhood cats. But thanks to a tip I learnt from Twilight Man, they have not visited me since. Touch wood!



These mineral water bottles freakin works! Bye bye meows!

28 comments:

  1. Yes! I still remember TM's post on mineral water bottles and errr, cats, and very surprised to hear it works wor..Back to your caterpillar, yikes.. Relocate? Err if me I squish it ahh, then you no need worry he'll come back ma..

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    1. Aiyoh! Geli lah to squish the caterpillar!

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  2. Sangat sihat that catapiller. Gemuk! Hehehehe.... Must be feeding well on your lime leaves!

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    1. Yes, very sihat. Just look at the big droppings!

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  3. We do learn a lot from TM blog ya, hehe...

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  4. Whoa! My eyebrows twitched and you holla me! I was looking at my own blog and was wondering why so many fellas in my FEEDJIT TRAFFIC suddenly looking for ways to keep cats away??? Voila! They all jumped from your blog and you have readers from Singapore, Shah Alam and the Pacific! So femes!

    Did I say that this water bottle trick is very popular in Japan? I had to rotate them often when the same cat knew it was my tricks. LOL The Japanese are so innovative people and also use old CDs to shoo birds and crows away from their garden.

    Luckily that green caterpillar was not in Thailand, otherwise the folks would throw it inside the wok to goreng. Yums!! Aroi Mak Mak!

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    1. Thanks to you, I don't have any more smelly cat poo in my garden!

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  5. Oh me oh my!!! What HUGE caterpillars you've got!!! But these are ok, not the hairy ones - the fine hairs will stick to your skin and cause you intense pain and agony! The remedy would be to take a dead leaf and rub to get the hairs out.

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    1. Caterpillars can demolish a plant in just one day, so I had to do something! It happened before, lesson learnt.

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  6. droppings!!! poop!! sh*t!!! sai!!! hahahaha.. indeed very interesting subject and i remember i have blogged about them several times before, and all are surrounding human's produce!! hehehehe.. i thought you were going to tell the same story, but aiyah, just the droppings from that caterpillar.. so you only spotted one droppings and one caterpillar, do you think it has other siblings hiding somewhere around in your garden?? that is one fat caterpillar, i wonder how you relocate it..

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    1. After I spotted this guy, I checked carefully to make sure there wasn't anymore :)

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  7. yeah, the mineral water bottles trick!! i really wonder why meows are scared of these.. maybe under sunlight or moonlight, the water reflects the light and gives them a glare to scare them away?? well, definitely a very "organic" way of chasing them away.. brilliant!!! i wonder who found out this method..

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    1. TM mentioned that the Japanese came up with this trick. So clever!

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  8. wat u feed your caterpillar? socham like lau sai everywhere... so, was it one of the lausai diet?

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    1. Where got lau sai? Those were very well formed stools, bulat-bulat hah..hah...

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  9. Whoa....that's one fat caterpillar. I guess you can trace the dropping, which has the same circumference, to the pooper! Busted!! :D

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    1. hah..hah..the poop was a dead giveaway!

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  10. Phong Hong, every time I see this droppings I too will be scouting out the pooper and usually it is a fat one! I usually throw it over the fence on to the grass outside. This can botak the smaller plant.

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    1. Nancy, I threw the pooper into the bag where I dumped plant cuttings. I know it's cruel but it had to be done :(

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  11. Hi Phong Hong,

    I'm happy that you did well finding the pooper!!! Didn't know that you works in CSI too... LOL!
    "Sorry Caterpillar! Like Phong Hong, I can't share my lime tree with you catepillar too."

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe! We gardeners understand each other hee..hee...

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  12. Nah, poop is interesting. Poop might save your life one day if you are stranded alone in Mars. (Have you watched the movie yet??)

    I know the menace caterpillars pose when my mom used to keep plants. She would always scold me when I try to "terminate" those bugs.

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    1. I haven't watched the movie yet and if there are poop issues, then must watch the movie very soon hah...hah... The caterpillar had to be terminated or else the lime tree will be completely botak.

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  13. Is this caterpillar a moth or a butterfly? So does that mean it dies when you throw it into the bag where you keep your plant cuttings?

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    1. Mun, I think it is a butterfly. I guess it won't survive in that bag. I feel bad but at the same time I can't let it destroy my plant :(

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  14. Hee ... hee.. got plant or not, I don't like caterpillar or creepy things .... if they are spotted, I must squish them to death (but not with my hands lah ... I'll be back!) Ha ha !

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    1. Karen, I also don't like them. Very geli!

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