Pu pests please

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Pu pests please

by BioHorn » Feb 28th 11 3:26 am

Hi,
There have been a number of posts on insects in Pu.
i.e. http://puerh.blogspot.com/2010/06/1997- ... -8582.html

I do work at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History in Invertebrate Zoology. If you find creepy crawlies in your puerh, please send them to me. I am interested in adding them to the collection here. If they are not dead, just place them in a bag in the freezer. Please include:
1. Your Name
2. Date and place you found it
3. Tea kind and date

Just place them in a small box labeled:
Dead Insects for Scientific Use
No Commercial Value
Mail to:
attn.
Hans Clebsch, Honorary Associate
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Department of Invertebrate Zoology
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, OH  44106 USA

Thanks!

Hans

p.s. Be sure to include a 25g sample, especially if it is before 1980!

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Re: Pu pests please

by auhckw » Feb 28th 11 3:51 am

This is interesting :mrgreen:
If they are not dead, just place them in a bag in the freezer
Is that how we deal with insects :wink:

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Re: Pu pests please

by Dass » Feb 28th 11 4:18 am

auhckw wrote:This is interesting :mrgreen:
If they are not dead, just place them in a bag in the freezer
Is that how we deal with insects :wink:

He is looking for old tea.If its before 1980 he wants 25g sample of the tea.

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Re: Pu pests please

by TomVerlain » Feb 28th 11 5:18 pm

Any remaining parts of the contaiminated beeng should be shipped to me.

I will kill any remaining inscets by pouring boiling water over it and process the resultant effluent through a biological filter and dispose of through a porcelain fixture into the appropriate waste treatment facility.

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Re: Pu pests please

by BioHorn » Mar 1st 11 1:29 am

Dass wrote:
auhckw wrote:This is interesting :mrgreen:
If they are not dead, just place them in a bag in the freezer
Is that how we deal with insects :wink:

He is looking for old tea.If its before 1980 he wants 25g sample of the tea.
I am seriously looking for insects found on Pu.
The p.s. was my attempt at humor. :!:

But if you want to send me old pu, I will not protest. :lol:

(When not using ethanol, freezers are an easy way to finish them before curating.)

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Re: Pu pests please

by TomVerlain » Mar 1st 11 2:02 am

On a serious note, I thought the caffine helped keep pests away. What type of creatures would enjoy snacking on tea ?

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Re: Pu pests please

by auhckw » Mar 1st 11 4:44 am

TomVerlain wrote:On a serious note, I thought the caffine helped keep pests away. What type of creatures would enjoy snacking on tea ?
Silverfish: http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... sh#p179130

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Re: Pu pests please

by entropyembrace » Mar 1st 11 8:18 am

TomVerlain wrote:On a serious note, I thought the caffine helped keep pests away. What type of creatures would enjoy snacking on tea ?
humans :lol:

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Re: Pu pests please

by rabbit » Mar 1st 11 9:15 pm

Rabbits

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Re: Pu pests please

by bryan_drinks_tea » Mar 2nd 11 4:42 am

I love it. the only bugs i've found in tea were silverfish bugs in my darjeeling.

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Re: Pu pests please

by tea-awed » Mar 2nd 11 10:12 am

entropyembrace wrote:
TomVerlain wrote:On a serious note, I thought the caffine helped keep pests away. What type of creatures would enjoy snacking on tea ?
Me :)

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Re: Pu pests please

by george19 » Nov 30th 18 11:27 am

Hey,

Thank you for sharing the above information about Pu pests.:)

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Re: Pu pests please

by Puerh3 » Dec 3rd 18 2:30 am

Hi!

Just found that in my 1998 Menghai 7542 cakes. And the paper look like it been eated by worm!! Is it possible?

The bean look like some kind of berry
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