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catalpa worm trees

Postby M5farm » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:38 am

I planted 10 catalpa worm trees this weekend.

anyone else have them?
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Re: catalpa worm trees

Postby greybeard » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:06 am

Got one in the yard, but it's only a year old. They grow wild all around here, but the crows keep the worms eat down.
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Re: catalpa worm trees

Postby M5farm » Thu May 02, 2013 6:23 pm

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Re: catalpa worm trees

Postby Howdyjabo » Thu May 02, 2013 8:33 pm

My husband has them planted all over the place.
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Re: catalpa worm trees

Postby B&M Farms » Thu May 02, 2013 10:37 pm

I have 8 in the back yard. After about 4 years I started cutting them back at the ground. Now they make bushes and are a lot easier to get the worms off.
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Re: catalpa worm trees

Postby tsmaxx47 » Thu May 02, 2013 10:59 pm

i have as many as you can carry home. hate the dam things and haven't found a real good way of controlling them..........
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Re: catalpa worm trees

Postby M5farm » Fri May 03, 2013 7:44 am

I fish quite a bit so I look forward to the worm crops every year and we also plant a row or 2 of tobbaco for the horn worms. I boil some water drop the worms in they will sink and then float thats when they are done. take them out to dry sprinkle fruit fresh on them and when dry ziplock bag with corn meal in it keep them from sticking together. they will hold there color and boiling makes the skin tough so they stay on the hook.
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Re: catalpa worm trees

Postby bbirder » Fri May 03, 2013 8:07 am

You can put them live into the cornmeal, and then put them in the freezer. They keep well and can be used for bait as needed.
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Re: catalpa worm trees

Postby M5farm » Fri May 03, 2013 8:33 am

bbirder wrote:You can put them live into the cornmeal, and then put them in the freezer. They keep well and can be used for bait as needed.


thats the way we did it for years and had a old man give me a few to fish with done as described above and they were alot tougher and stayed on the trot line and bush hooks better.
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