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    Posted: 10 May 2015 at 1:21pm
I was cutting a piece of old Oregon Pine yesterday to see if it was okay for nude lures. To my surprise, I found it had been attacked by some type of borer! Shocked The holes are almost perfect circles with a liner similar to enamel... Also traces of egg shells attached to the walls. Any budding entomologists out there?? 




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I just remembered where I found that piece of timber! It washed up on the beach here. That's probably why it smelled so fishy... Ermm Some type of marine borer... Glad it wasn't termites!!! Shocked
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Youve got to make something out of that ian.
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A nice Desk-Top pen or pencil holder for the CEO who has everything!! Most unusual indeedConfusedConfused.Cheers Richard.
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Shipworm or Teredo Worm

Teredo navalis

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the 'egg' is actually the halves of the plate it uses to burrow sort of like teeth. The 'enamel' coating is a calcium like material exuded by the worm.
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Thanks Brad, thought you may have it sussed!! Wink Unfortunately, I threw it all in the brazier last night.. Didn't want anything nasty hatching in my shed!! Disapprove
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Ian, once they are out of water for more than 6 days they are generally dead as. If there is no worm in there its all over red rover.They don't lay eggs in timber but eat it for B'fast/lunch/dinner.

Would have made for a smelly brazier Dead
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After a few beers while listening to the Cowboys game, I wouldn't have noticed anyway!! LOL
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Looks like a 3/4 Twist Drill Worm Confused

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"Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall.”  Classic Beatles!  "A Day in the Life".

Not sure how you would carve a lure from that piece of timber, Ian, but I'm looking forward to seeing the end result. Big smile

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