Tobacco Beatles

If I were to go to a cigar store and see that there was one box where the cigars had holes in them, would buying another cigar be okay or normally do the insects go from box to box?

Comments

  • RailedRailed Posts: 30
    As i understand it, the beetles dont actually eat the cigar for food. Its just that when the cigar is rolled there are beetle eggs in there, all the companies take measures to kill the eggs, but some survive.


    When the eggs hatch the beetle then "eats" his way out of the cigar. but wont "eat" another one or lay eggs or anything like that. But i might be mistaken


    Grant
  • ashmasterashmaster Posts: 237
    Paste the folowing link into your browser, you might find some interesting reading about the dreaded beetle.
    http://www.cigaraficionado.com/Cigar/CA_Features/CA_Feature_Basic_Template/0,2344,231,00.html
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,616 ✭✭✭
    Railed:
    When the eggs hatch the beetle then "eats" his way out of the cigar. but wont "eat" another one or lay eggs or anything like that. But i might be mistaken
    you may be mistaken
    http://www.vitolas.net/displayimage.php?album=25&pos=23
    i will inspect the cigars around them. a tobacco beetle will eat his way out but if there are no signs on another cigar there is a good chance it isnt infected.
    if you are worried you can always throw your cigars in the deep freeze for a day or two. then a day or two in the fridge. then back tot he humi. (all within a zip lock of course) this will kill any eggs that are in/on there.
  • CrimthannCrimthann Posts: 37
    kuzi16:
    Railed:
    When the eggs hatch the beetle then "eats" his way out of the cigar. but wont "eat" another one or lay eggs or anything like that. But i might be mistaken
    you may be mistaken
    http://www.vitolas.net/displayimage.php?album=25&pos=23
    i will inspect the cigars around them. a tobacco beetle will eat his way out but if there are no signs on another cigar there is a good chance it isnt infected.
    if you are worried you can always throw your cigars in the deep freeze for a day or two. then a day or two in the fridge. then back tot he humi. (all within a zip lock of course) this will kill any eggs that are in/on there.
    Aww man this just made me cry - http://www.vitolas.net/displayimage.php?album=25&pos=22
  • Thanks for the replies guys. I didn't see any holes in my Ghurka that I bought, and it was wrapped in plastic and on the other side of the room so I don't think I have anything to worry about. Plus all I have in my dorm is a mini fridge with no freezer, so I'd be *** out of luck anyways.
  • phishermanphisherman Posts: 79
    I'd smoke it sooner, just to be safe. Depending on the size of your stash, you might loose a lot. Why chance it.
  • Smoke=FireSmoke=Fire Posts: 692 ✭✭
    phisherman:
    I'd smoke it sooner, just to be safe. Depending on the size of your stash, you might loose a lot. Why chance it.
    It might also be a good oportunity to introduce your frinds to the fine pleasures of cigar smoking. Have them chip in for a bottle of Cognac and you provide the cigars = brotherhood abounds :D

    Just don't mention the beetles ;)
  • letsgowithbobletsgowithbob Posts: 677
    kuzi16:
    Railed:
    When the eggs hatch the beetle then "eats" his way out of the cigar. but wont "eat" another one or lay eggs or anything like that. But i might be mistaken
    you may be mistaken
    http://www.vitolas.net/displayimage.php?album=25&pos=23
    i will inspect the cigars around them. a tobacco beetle will eat his way out but if there are no signs on another cigar there is a good chance it isnt infected.
    if you are worried you can always throw your cigars in the deep freeze for a day or two. then a day or two in the fridge. then back tot he humi. (all within a zip lock of course) this will kill any eggs that are in/on there.
    Kuzi do you do this? I heard setting your cigars inside a dark garbage bag in the sun would kill them, and was worried about changing the flavors of the cigar in the heat, I would much rather do it in a freezer....seems less like it could have the opportunity to hurt my cigars.
  • jsnakejsnake Kansas CityPosts: 5,764 ✭✭✭✭✭
    WHY? Someone please tell me why this has to be brought up over and over? Time to go check my humidors again. Thanks alot.
  • j0z3rj0z3r Posts: 9,403
    Talk about a blast from the past...I haven't seen most of those guys around for a year at least.
  • letsgowithbob:
    kuzi16:
    Railed:
    When the eggs hatch the beetle then "eats" his way out of the cigar. but wont "eat" another one or lay eggs or anything like that. But i might be mistaken
    you may be mistaken
    http://www.vitolas.net/displayimage.php?album=25&pos=23
    i will inspect the cigars around them. a tobacco beetle will eat his way out but if there are no signs on another cigar there is a good chance it isnt infected.
    if you are worried you can always throw your cigars in the deep freeze for a day or two. then a day or two in the fridge. then back tot he humi. (all within a zip lock of course) this will kill any eggs that are in/on there.
    Kuzi do you do this? I heard setting your cigars inside a dark garbage bag in the sun would kill them, and was worried about changing the flavors of the cigar in the heat, I would much rather do it in a freezer....seems less like it could have the opportunity to hurt my cigars.
    This is just an opinion, I don't think putting your cigars in a dark plastic bad in the sun will change the flavor of your cigars at all. I think it will mutate your cigars into a festering pile of mold and beetles.

    So if you're thinking of this as an option, why don't you send your cigars to me and I'll "smoke" those pesky worries away.



    But seriously, if you put your cigars in a ziplock bag in the freezer it will kill off your suspicions of beetles and their eggs.


    Don't make me pull out the ZOOMED in picture of tobacco beetles again for the class, it caused WAY too many nightmares.
  • The CankThe Cank Posts: 799
    I hate these types of posts and I had to read it before I went to bed.... Jake don't worry man. Your new humi will protect them from the nasty beetles
  • PuroFreakPuroFreak Posts: 4,132
    http://www.vitolas.net/displayimage.php?album=25&pos=25

    First of all, this picture isn't the remains of a cigar that was eaten by beetles... This is pot that has been stuffed in a cigar tube. Seriously? Did the guy just find that image on google and claim it was his own? It's freakin weed!!! lmao
  • PuroFreak:
    http://www.vitolas.net/displayimage.php?album=25&pos=25

    First of all, this picture isn't the remains of a cigar that was eaten by beetles... This is pot that has been stuffed in a cigar tube. Seriously? Did the guy just find that image on google and claim it was his own? It's freakin weed!!! lmao
    I'm being serious now, I'm also going to warn you in advance that I'm colorblind and I'm assuming that it must have something to do with the color, BUT how can you tell it's weed?
  • phobicsquirrelphobicsquirrel Posts: 7,349
    nightmaremike31:
    PuroFreak:
    http://www.vitolas.net/displayimage.php?album=25&pos=25

    First of all, this picture isn't the remains of a cigar that was eaten by beetles... This is pot that has been stuffed in a cigar tube. Seriously? Did the guy just find that image on google and claim it was his own? It's freakin weed!!! lmao
    I'm being serious now, I'm also going to warn you in advance that I'm colorblind and I'm assuming that it must have something to do with the color, BUT how can you tell it's weed?
    lol
  • Hawk55Hawk55 Posts: 846
    Same here Snake...everytime I see this word in a post I CRINGE....and it will be at least 6-8 hours before i can check my humis...talk about agony!!!!
  • PuroFreakPuroFreak Posts: 4,132
    LoL Yea it is partially due to the color, which is very green, also you can see all the seeds laying in the plate, plus look at the actual clump. It has large stems with buds coming off of it... I'm no master roller, but I'm thinking that wouldn't be a good cigar to have that many stems.
  • PuroFreak:
    LoL Yea it is partially due to the color, which is very green, also you can see all the seeds laying in the plate, plus look at the actual clump. It has large stems with buds coming off of it... I'm no master roller, but I'm thinking that wouldn't be a good cigar to have that many stems.
    Yeah, my eye doctor says it's incorrect to call myself "colorblind" and I should refer to myself as "color deficient" and that I have a "green deficiency"... it's my deficiency and I'll call what I want!!

    LOL those painfully oblivious stems and seeds everywhere didn't even register in my deficient brain. Thank you color see'ers, "you people" have enlightened me and I hope I brightened your colorful world!!


    LOL, i kill me!!
  • The CankThe Cank Posts: 799
    PuroFreak:
    http://www.vitolas.net/displayimage.php?album=25&pos=25

    First of all, this picture isn't the remains of a cigar that was eaten by beetles... This is pot that has been stuffed in a cigar tube. Seriously? Did the guy just find that image on google and claim it was his own? It's freakin weed!!! lmao

    yep its weed...
    and some nasty dirt looking stuff if I might add....
  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,152
    The Padrons break my heart. I've unfortunately gone to war with the little cigar eating bastards in my humidor before.
Sign In or Register to comment.