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PaulF

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What made these holes?
« on: July 05, 2014, 06:42:52 am »

Noticed these holes in a log in the woodpile yesterday. I don't go there much this time of year but they look fairly fresh. Holes are about 1cm across.



Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: What made these holes?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2014, 09:42:21 am »
Wood-elves.
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Re: What made these holes?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2014, 11:12:26 am »
My guess would be the large Poplar beetle larva. I've come across them in Willow logs - they're huge.  :o
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Vince

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Re: What made these holes?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2014, 12:47:03 pm »
A youngster who is experimenting with a power drill?
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Ruth

Re: What made these holes?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2014, 12:56:06 pm »
Bees?

jogler

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Re: What made these holes?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2014, 12:59:15 pm »
Cees?

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Kim

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Re: What made these holes?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2014, 01:03:08 pm »
Sharks.  With frikkin' lasers on their heads.
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Re: What made these holes?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2014, 01:42:13 pm »
My guess would be the large Poplar beetle larva. I've come across them in Willow logs - they're huge.  :o
Doesn't the pile of wood shavings suggest something trying to get in, rather than something trying to get out?
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Re: What made these holes?
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2014, 11:02:46 pm »
Do you know what sort of tree that log came from?

I admit severe ignorance of the sorts of creepy-crawlies that could have enjoyed feasting on your log. Nevertheless many of them are specialists & species of tree may be helpful for internet searching.

PaulF

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Re: What made these holes?
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2014, 05:31:42 am »
No, it's from the last of the wood the previous owner left us so that makes it at least 2 years old