locust numbers in Western NSW

Submitted: Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 16:24
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Hi it is not too bad at present but I have noticed a big increase over the past six or seven weeks as to it turning into a plague that is going to be time and what the experts say.

but my reason for this is to let you know they are our there and the numbers are increasing so if you are heading out this way in the next few months be a good idea to pack some fly screen for the front of your car

especially if you are towing you need lots of clean air to keep that transmission cool

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Reply By: KevinE - Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 17:26

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 17:26
Thanks for the heads up allien! :)

I've been thinking of taking our new CT through that way in May. I may have to re-think the trip, I'm not a big fan of squished locusts on the front of the Datsun!


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Follow Up By: allein m - Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 18:50

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 18:50
I am not sure what way it will go it may die out but we have had a little bit of rain so all the vegetation reacts quickly and we have a some green grass so that is good food for them

it might turn into nothing but you just never know what is around the corner up this way

our new pup from a a station out of town goes ballistic chasing them in the back yard
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Follow Up By: KevinE - Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 19:04

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 19:04
Very nice pup you have there allein! :)

It'd be great if you are able to keep us updated on the locust situation mate. I for one really appreciate the info.

Like you say, it may not develop further, but it'd be nice to know in advance if it has.


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Reply By: Bazooka - Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 23:28

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 23:28
Nasty blighters but ABC radio reports suggested that this season wouldn't be too bad. Let's hope so. Perhaps the heat and dry did some good.
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Reply By: The Bantam - Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 23:49

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 23:49
Its a pitty we cant harvest them...they sell grasshoppers and other insects by the bag full in many of the asian countries.

Fresh, washed and deep fried grashoppers are very tasty.......apparantly.

Good source of protien omega 3 and minerals.

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Reply By: allein m - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 10:34

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 10:34
My new pup is getting lots of protein by eating then that is good

I saw a program once and they all go there separate ways and some thing goes click and they group together now that is what the scientists want to work out why the sudden change from single to the need to join a big group

once they work that out and work out how to stop that mechanism then one less problem for farmers of the world

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