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Weelok
03-30-2017, 07:48 PM
Illegal beetle smuggling operation.

http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g402/Weelok/E8333059-E72C-4A2B-9599-4D7497630D14_zpsoniapb1p.jpg (http://s1100.photobucket.com/user/Weelok/media/E8333059-E72C-4A2B-9599-4D7497630D14_zpsoniapb1p.jpg.html)

I was going to smoke it but my curiosity got the better of me and I dissected it. I regret that decision as the tobacco smelled so good I was a little jealous of the beetle.

No worries, my leetle friend was long gone and appears to have left at the factory. My cooler is set to 62 degrees so if he did flee in there he died and is now hidden at the bottom. Maybe he left looking for a warmer climate?

Remo
03-30-2017, 08:28 PM
That sucks, let's hope there are no more. At 62* I wonder if that hole was there before they came to you :sh

Flynnster
03-30-2017, 08:58 PM
Is that hole right through the cello?

Weelok
03-30-2017, 09:27 PM
Is that hole right through the cello?

It was indeed right through the cello hah.

The Poet
03-30-2017, 10:05 PM
The hole was through Dave's head, for not smoking the damn thing. :r

Weelok
03-31-2017, 02:47 AM
The hole was through Dave's head, for not smoking the damn thing. :r

I completely agree!!!!!!! I immediately regretted my curiosity as to the depth of the hole. It turns out it wasn't an impressive hole at all and I ruined the cigar only to find out the hole was rather shallow and just below the wrapper. Sigh.

Lesson learned is next time cover the hole and smoke the cigar hah.

Weelok
03-31-2017, 03:11 AM
That sucks, let's hope there are no more. At 62* I wonder if that hole was there before they came to you :sh

I suspect the hole was there long before I got the cigar as well. No tobacco bits were about and I really have more of a cigar wine refridgerator so even if he did exit in there, really not a contained space but I looked around to check just in case.

The temperature ranges from 58 degrees to 64 as the high before the cooler turns on so generally it stays cool at an average of 62 I am guessing.

Temperature data I found suggests keeping it this cool is an effective deterrent and kills eggs and larvae.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/249887786_Low-temperature_as_an_alternative_to_fumigation_to_dis infest_stored_tobacco_of_the_cigarette_beetle_Lasi oderma_serricorne_F_Coleoptera_Anobiidae

Cigars stored at less then 18 degrees C cannot become infected and all eggs die within 6 weeks. 18 degrees C = 64.4 F.

So this suggests either it exited shortly after arrival or before I got the box and this cigar came from a box I ordered about a year ago and recently unpacked to store in the trays. The box was in the bootom of the cigar fridge and its about 4 degrees F cooler there so really unfriendly to stow-a-ways and the lower trays are where I store the ISOMs so they stay nice and cool and a bit drier as well which helps them out IMHO.

Still, kind of interesting to see it ate its way out of the cellophane hah.