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Old Jul 17 2008, 09:20 PM   #4
Brenda
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Default Re: AIVAS - a shellperson?

Well, that's wierd, I could have sworn it was here, but apparently it's at AMCF.

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But the discussion about whers has got me thinkining - how do the grubs do it??? I realized I never really questioned that before. Not only do they appear to consume Thread, but they seem to give the plants added resistance to it.

My tentative theory is that they exude some kind of chemical which stops Thread from spreading, and this affects the trees as well so that while they're scarred by what Thread hits them, they're not engulfed by it as it expands.
Also, I think the grubs do get killed by thread, but reproduce fast enough that the population remains steady.

Whatcha think?
(This may be better in its own thread, actually.)
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