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Is this ambrosia?
« on: February 22, 2017, 07:24:53 pm »
This is a soft maple log, would this be considered ambrosia maple or what is it?  ??? Theres not a ton of it in the log but it was also in the last maple log i sawed. Thanks for the help!






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Re: Is this ambrosia?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 10:19:47 pm »
If there is a little black hole or two in those streaks, then yes they are caused by the ambrosia beetle working through the tree. I've seen it in Elm and Honey Locust as well, very pretty.
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Re: Is this ambrosia?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 05:17:25 am »
Looks like Ambrosia to me but just not very much.
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Re: Is this ambrosia?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2017, 07:16:11 am »
Ok thanks. So how does it work? It wasnt very deep into the first log.. i got 5 more logs from this same tree if i let a few sit would i end up with more of it or does the tree have to be standing? It was in the 3rd log from the bottom and this is the 2nd log from the bottom. Both had about the same amount atleast so far.

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Re: Is this ambrosia?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 07:39:11 am »
The tree has to be alive and standing.  Leaving the log lay will not help, it will only cause the log to gray stain.  What you have is called an ambrosia streak, but I would not call that ambrosia maple with so few streaks. 
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Re: Is this ambrosia?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2017, 08:21:25 am »
Thanks for the good information  :P

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Re: Is this ambrosia?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2017, 07:54:12 pm »
The easy id is the black holes. The adult female tunnels under the bark, lays her eggs and plants the spores of a fungus the tree grows and that the larvae eat. That's the black ambrosia fungus you see in the holes, they are farming it. She is usually looking for a stressed tree. When the tree dies the mold and beetles do too. I usually see 2 or 3 holes together with this beetle as well.

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Re: Is this ambrosia?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2017, 06:33:09 am »
This is Ambrosia

 
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Re: Is this ambrosia?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2017, 03:42:50 pm »
Now, that is fine.
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Re: Is this ambrosia?
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2017, 07:35:23 pm »
is that the same thing as wormy soft maple

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Re: Is this ambrosia?
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2017, 07:55:23 pm »
Yes.  Sold in the trade as WHND.  Worm holes no defect.
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Re: Is this ambrosia?
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2017, 02:41:08 am »
What's the WHND stand for?

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Re: Is this ambrosia?
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2017, 06:48:32 am »
I see now that he said that, lol.

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Re: Is this ambrosia?
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2017, 07:28:25 am »
 

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Re: Is this ambrosia?
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2017, 09:11:02 pm »
Id like to get my hands on some of that  :o