Itchy grubs

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Itchy grubs

Post by Matt Flynn » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:48 pm

Anyone copped it bad from itchy grubs? Or the famous burning beatle?



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itchi grubs

Post by flicker » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:30 pm

no but I copped a couple of paper wasps on the face once and some on my legs another time that wasn't fun, the pain didn't last very long but but its like being hit with a hot needle then my face was tingly and numb for about half an hour
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Re: Itchy grubs

Post by Matt Flynn » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:34 pm

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Re: Itchy grubs

Post by jersy » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:58 am

Haven't copped either. . or heard of them. Where do you get them? Same as flicker though, paper wasps are angry little bustards. Worst bite I've had is a centipede in the glove. Had a red poison line running up my arm for a day or so. Had my hand in an esky of ice for most of the day. Not the go apparently. Same toxin as a stonefish , so hottest water you can handle is the go.
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Re: Itchy grubs

Post by Matt Flynn » Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:00 pm

Worst bite I've had is a centipede in the glove.
There is Youtuber called Coyote Peterson who gets stung by insects, the centipede (USA version) was the worst, put him in hospital.

Centipedes can catch and eat a mouse, there are videos of that too :P :P

Those itchy grubs are in the freshwater mangroves, there are others in gum trees, the beetles I'm not sure.

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Re: Itchy grubs

Post by stroma » Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:08 pm

I once cut down a tree full of itchy grubs (precision marching caterpillars). The tree was full of their bag-like homes and before I finished the job I was covered in their spines and itchy as hell - nearly drove me insane. As for the burning beetle, if your talking about the bombardier beetle then I use to catch them as a kid. Although the squirt of acid from their bum reportedly comes out at burning temperatures, you could let them squirt you and it wouldn’t hurt. It would however stain your skin a brown colour for weeks.

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