Do you remember all the acorns I found? Sure you do! Let me show you again!
I really do appreciate all the kind comments and suggestions on how to decorate with them. For Metamorphosis Monday I want to show you a truly spectacular and informative transformation.
I had several suggestions to put them in a clear container with a candle. I already had the raffia tied on this container and I thought it looked quite festive for thanksgiving.
I know what you what you are thinking right now. Well, that’s nice Mary, but truly spectacular and informative? You probably think I’m stretching it just a bit don’t you? Well, look again!
Did you see that? No, well let me put it into better focus for you.
Look closely, yep, there’s your truly spectacular metamorphosis ladies. Disgusting worms have come out of my acorns into the bottom of my candle jar. My husband called them maggots. Not a very pleasant site when you are sitting there at the breakfast table eating your cereal and see this.
Of course I had to google this and see what was going on and here’s what I found.
Many nut weevils feed on acorns. Adult females chew holes in immature nuts with their long slender snouts so they have a place to lay eggs. The larvae hatch and feed for several weeks inside the acorns. Eventually, the acorns drop. The weevil larvae move out soon after the nuts are on the ground. They burrow into the soil where they eventually pupate. These weevils are present every year, but their numbers vary
(Info in red, quoted from this source, click the link HERE
The larger acorns I put here in these bowls.
Anyone care to come over here and see what’s on the bottom of these bowls? Eeuuw!
Yuck! Looks like these acorns are going back outside for a bit longer to complete their Metamorphosis. Now I just need to figure out where to contain them so the squirrels won’t get them.
(And do I really want those things in my grass?)
Thanks for stopping by today, be sure and let me know if you were here!