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Unlucky Paph. barbatum

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    Smile Unlucky Paph. barbatum

    I am waiting this paph almost about 2 months 2 days just before bloom the hungry caterpillar began to chew the pouch and cap. This is the end result. Enjoy the funny looking paph.
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    Aw, poor guy.

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    Oh, that is terrible. The poor little thing looks surprised!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Oh, that is terrible. The poor little thing looks surprised!

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    That's absolutely true! Especially in the last picture ....

    This is frustrating!

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    Lol that looks funny, but how awful!!! Those caterpillars have the worst timing!!
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    That was quite a symmetrically oriented caterpillar given the chewing pattern on the pouch. The nerve these guys have attacking a species paph.

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    I hope the caterpillar no longer is able to eat flowers. .......Squish

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    oh, i know how this feels, when u have been waiting so long to see the flower and then, u get big holes and bite marks at the last moment... aaaargh!!!

    still, what a great looking barbatum! Definitely a keeper and you are sure to get the next one even better

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    Too bad Zain. Hope you gave that catapiller a good talking to.

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    Thanks everybody for interesting comments make it me really happy and laugh.Ha.ha.ah.ha

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