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Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Hahahaha

    Run Tony, run!
     
  2. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016

    See, why y'all gotta bee like that?! Words sting, too, ya know.

    I am glad there appear to be several others here who simply hate yellow jackets and the like. Does my heart good.
     
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  3. khukoo head

    khukoo head Gold Member Gold Member

    680
    Nov 10, 2015
    I don’t mind the flying, stinging insects as they almost always leave me alone, but I will kill the hell out of some scorpions! They like to do cute stuff like hide in your shoes or your bath robe and then sting you. I only kill stuff that gets in my house.
     
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  4. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    That sounds like a Red Velvet ant or "cow killer". They are actually wingless wasps and pretty difficult to kill. We saw quite a few when we lived in Georgia. Definitely assholes!
     
  5. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    Here you go Mat. The day after ...

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  6. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Poor Jo! Next time you get stung, rub a little mustard on it. You'll thank me later...:thumbsup:
     
  7. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Well those little bastards!! :mad: Sorry Jo! Along with Johnnie's mustard remedy, I seem to remember that vitamin E helps to neutralize it. Cut open a capsule and apply the gel straight to the area. I hope Nathan nuked them good.
     
  8. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    Ouch!
    Looks like you might have a slight allergy. If there’s a next time, take an antihistamine (Benadryl) immediately after. If you can get a papaya, cut a nice slab and put it over the site for a while. There’s an enzyme in it that breaks down their (yellow jacket) venom.
    Jonny’s right. Mustard (because of the vinegar in it) will help or just a cotton ball with vinegar on it.
    Hopefully, there won’t be a next time!
     
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  9. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Never heard of the papaya remedy. Growing up, you could put a pinch of Copenhagen/Skoal or snuff on it and the tobacco is supposed to help draw the poison out.
     
  10. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    I took 2 Benadryl immediately along with Advil and put some CBD oil on it. I hate to think what it would have looked like otherwise. :(

    Thanks for the sympathy guys! Nate killed them dead! :D
     
  11. amflud

    amflud Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Sounds like either horntails (wood wasps) or cicada killers. If they’re laying their eggs in tree stumps then they’re probably wood wasps. Cicada killers burrow into the ground. Wood wasps lack stingers and cicada killers have the ability to sting but are not aggressive.

    Velvet ant stings hurt like a sonofabitch and their stingers are unbelievably long. Jo is right, they’re frustratingly difficult to kill. Stomping on one on hard ground doesn’t guarantee success.
     
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  12. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Cicada killer was my first thought too, but dismissed it when got to the part about laying eggs in stumps
     
  13. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Those cow killer ants are no joke. Their sting leaves a nasty, swollen bump for days.
     
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  14. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    I just googled this. It is a Giant Wood Wasp! This is the creature we tortured endlessly back in the mid 90's when I fought fires in Montana.

    Over 20 years ago and I remember these guys. This is the thing. I never knew what they were. Giant MF'ing things. We made sure to always wear our leather gloves when we caught them. Also needed the gloves when picking up red hot coals to burn their legs off.

    thanks @amflud
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  15. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Just in case anyone thinks that Jo's resting to nurse them boo-boos, she appears not! That's her work station AKA the command center of CPK's operation :)
     
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  16. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    No rest for the wicked. ;)
     
  17. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    520
    Jan 17, 2014
    Small heads up for folks with allergies.

    If you need to take something to reduce an allergic reaction, a combination of H1 (Benadryl) and H2 blockers (Ranitidine/Zantac, Cimetidine/Tagamet, Famotidine/Pepcid), can elicit a stronger effect.
     
  18. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Haha, that's such an English British quote which I don't or haven't heard much out here for the almost 30 years I've been here on the West. Do folks in the South use that quote a lot?
     
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  19. UffDa

    UffDa Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 1999
    I have not seen any around here, but I have a friend who lived about 10 miles north. (You could see the Gunsite flag from his back patio) Both he and his wife hated spiders and scorpions, but there were a lot in his area. They would come up on his patio. He had Orkin on quick dial. :D
     
  20. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
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