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I'm a Melbourne boy, hailing from St Kilda with one ex, one current wife and four kids. Love the outdoors and making new discoveries. I cook a lot at home (cheers from wife) and do some preserving, mostly jams, pickles and fruit liqueurs. This is the diary of a cooking journey.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Pantry Moth Allsorts
Like most people with a pantry, there are often things in ours like flour or cereals that aren't sealed up all too well, providing a little food haven for the offspring - notice I didn't use the word maggots, that would never do in a foodie kitchen - of the pantry moth.

There are several species of the little beasts, I know that because I read it on the pantry moth trap we just bought. Our species is a small, tan coloured moth with a couple of ivory bars on each wing. The trap is simplicity itself. It is a piece of cardboard that has sticky glue spread on one side to which you attach a scent lure of moth pheromones, then fold up the trap into a triangle tunnel. The moths then fly in, lured by the scent of sex, then become stuck fast to the glue.

The trap works like a charm too. When I checked it yesterday, there were seventeen moth carcasses....but something was puzzling me for I have seen at least three moths nowhere near the pantry since installing the trap.

Might there be gay moths?
 
  posted at 1:08 pm
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3 Comments:
At 4:20 pm, Anonymous Tanna said...

Sure. I mean why not.
Instead of throwing an infested cereal box away two years ago, our son sealed it in several zip loc bags - and the bloody things are still growing!!!

 
At 4:31 pm, Blogger neil said...

Hi tanna, that sounds like some scary recycling going on there. Our worst infestation was in an old bag of nuts at the back of the cupboard. The little beasties went crazy for it and the maggots not having enough room started crawling up the kitchen walls. That was enough.

 
At 8:47 am, Anonymous Tanna said...

Is that recycling or a science experiment like leaving an glass with some orange juice in it.

 

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