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Locusts at Araps?

Camalittle
13/12/2010
8:58:00 PM
Listening to the radio and browsing the dpi website, it sounds like there are significant Locusts swarms all the way from Stawell to Araps.

Does anyone know if these Locust swarms are affecting climbers at Araps - much like the swarms of bees that can make a climb challenging.

Gavo
13/12/2010
11:26:02 PM
Have been at Arapiles every weekend and for a few days of the weeks, for the past month and a bit, and have seen few. But they move around alot.

Doubt they would affect climbing much. They dont sting, they just might obscure your vision and splat on your hand holds and maybe eat your chalk bag or rope if its green.

Nothing to worry about!

Eduardo Slabofvic
13/12/2010
11:37:58 PM
shallow fried in vegetable oil with some salt, chili, ginger and lemon grass, washed down with beer

Gavo
14/12/2010
12:04:43 AM
That actually made me hungry enough to go look through my fridge
patto
14/12/2010
8:19:17 AM
Thousands of locusts around Nati yesterday. The main street is covered in them.

Locusts don't fly high so it doesn't affect climbing.

Gavo
14/12/2010
8:47:20 AM
If there are lots then it might be a consideration.

They can travel long distances during high winds, thats how theyre spreading. So during those times they might end up somewhere.. Doubt they would settle on the Mt though, theyre attracted to green apparently (so Ive been told)
kieranl
14/12/2010
8:55:25 AM
On 14/12/2010 Gavo wrote:
>..... Doubt they would settle
>on the Mt though, theyre attracted to green apparently (so Ive been told)

Steer clear of Lawrence then.
lacto
14/12/2010
11:18:25 AM
make sure you have flywire screen on car to stop then getting into the radiator and air intakes , and plenty of water to clean you windscreen . if they get in your radiator they can block air flow and over heat car . very hard to remove from the cooling grills .Around here they tend to be in large numbers only for a few kilometers then back to light numbers .

BoulderBaby
14/12/2010
1:42:19 PM
So satisfying when they splat against the car's front.

The Locusts are there, but not as many as at the grampians.

Gavo
14/12/2010
5:33:33 PM
I actually have a professional interest in where they are..

So if anyone sees them in the Southern Grampians would they mind shooting me a pm with just some general details like where, when, and how dense the swarm was (as a best estimation?)

I would REALLY appreciate that!

Cheers

salty crag
14/12/2010
10:14:34 PM
Oh please, please don't let them get down to the coast as I'm on a dare to devour a few of the crunchy critters if they get here. Things we commit to when under the influence of beer.

Gavo
14/12/2010
10:57:15 PM
your watching too much Bear *wanker* grylls mate

Having said that... I am curious as to how crunchy they are...
ZERO
15/12/2010
12:01:31 PM
locusts only eat green stuff, so leave your green rope, cams and tent at home for a while.
Wendy
15/12/2010
12:07:47 PM
the locusts are a pain. I just walked to the post office and got locusts in my shoes, down my shirt and had to cover my face to avoid breathing them in and getting in my eyes.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
15/12/2010
12:20:59 PM
On 15/12/2010 Wendy wrote:
>the locusts are a pain. I just walked to the post office and got locusts
>in my shoes, down my shirt and had to cover my face to avoid breathing
>them in and getting in my eyes.

Those were probably just typical bush flies Wendy.
Now when I were a lad, you shoulda seen the size of the locusts. They would pick you up and carry you away if they thought-
~etcshadesofMontyPython...

IdratherbeclimbingM9
15/12/2010
12:26:19 PM
On 14/12/2010 salty crag wrote:
>Oh please, please don't let them get down to the coast as I'm on a dare
>to devour a few of the crunchy critters if they get here. Things we commit
>to when under the influence of beer.

The coast is easy for them, but beyond is a different matter, as many have perished on their journey to New Zealand in the past.

Sarah Gara
15/12/2010
12:29:53 PM
On 15/12/2010 Wendy wrote:
>the locusts are a pain. I just walked to the post office and got locusts
>in my shoes, down my shirt and had to cover my face to avoid breathing
>them in and getting in my eyes.

yuk yuk yuk I don't like it when they jump near your ears- I could hardly see on the way to work cos I got splashed by a truck and had to put my wipers on - big mistake. x
Wendy
15/12/2010
1:11:02 PM
On 15/12/2010 Sarah Gara wrote:

>yuk yuk yuk I don't like it when they jump near your ears-
near your ears? There must be a statistically significant chance that with this quantity of them flying around your head, they'll be in your ears

Eduardo Slabofvic
15/12/2010
1:29:44 PM
I was passing a bowl of fried locusts around at a party last saturday. They are actually pretty good. They turn orange when you cook them, kind of a bit like prawns do. I maybe went a bit too heavy with the lime juice.

It is everyones patriotic duty to each 10 locusts each per day. I could feed a small town with the million or so that are in my back yard at them moment.

Gavo
15/12/2010
2:23:55 PM
On 15/12/2010 Eduardo Slabofvic. wrote:
>I was passing a bowl of fried locusts around at a party last saturday.
> They are actually pretty good. They turn orange when you cook them, kind
>of a bit like prawns do. I maybe went a bit too heavy with the lime juice.
>
>It is everyones patriotic duty to each 10 locusts each per day. I could
>feed a small town with the million or so that are in my back yard at them
>moment.

Where do you live? Nati?

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