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Re: True or False?


Care to mention the top 5?

--
Kitty
neIN, Zone 5

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
 > There are lots of things to feel paranoid about, but I'd make this 
> about number 345 on a list of 100.
> 
> 
> On Mar 4, 2006, at 9:27 AM, Zemuly Sanders wrote:
> 
> > I got a similar e-mail, but mine referred to "Formosan" termites.  I 
> > do know there was the beginning of a problem with them when I left 
> > Florida 9 years ago.  Jim would surely be more informed than I, 
> > however.
> > zem
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2006 8:16 AM
> > Subject: [CHAT] True or False?
> >
> >
> >> I have received excited reports from three non-gardening types of the
> >> great threat of "Samoan termites" being spread nationwide in cheap
> >> mulch made from trees from New Orleans that had been ground up
> >> in the cleanup after the hurricane.  All these people are sure a 
> >> national
> >> disaster is in the making.  My first answer is "why are you buying
> >> cheap mulch?"  Then "Why Samoan termites?  How did they get
> >> to New Orleans?"  Of course this is answered by referrence to
> >> "invasive aliens."
> >> I have tried to Google this and though there are reports
> >> of termites in Samoa, mostly seeming to come from Australia, and
> >> a Univ. of Florida document on the genus lists them, I can find 
> >> nothing
> >> that connects them to mulch or New Orleans.  Any input from this
> >> erudite crowd?
> >> Auralie
> >>
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
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> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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