Archive for the ‘Wat Dat? / Any Kine Pics’ Category

Got You Now

September 29th, 2014
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So with a brand new segment to WWD! started earlier dis year Sept.12, 2011 (ho wow lau lau dat was long time ago!), Da WWD! Hui has been pretty damn good about guessing da "Wat Dat?" pics.....

But I think I got you guys now! :evil:

There has been at least one person to have always guessed right but dis time I really think I got you guys now so go try 'em go try 'em go try 'em go.









I got you now huh? :lol:








Huh? - Follow Up

August 21st, 2014
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Aftah a WWD! Hui Kwonic posted a link (Mahalos tksv) regarding the previous blog asking wat kine of animal/insect I encountered, I went and contacted "Report A Pest" via da website form and got this automated response:

Aloha Lance,

Thank you for submitting your pest report.

This pest report will be processed in the next 7-14 days. More information may be needed to verify this report; you may be contacted if you provided contact information.

You will receive an email notification when your report has been assessed. If your report is verified, it will be handed over to the agency responsible for dealing with this particular pest.

If you are reporting a snake, please immediately contact the police at 911 or the Hawaii Department of Agriculture 808-643-PEST.

Hawaii Early Detection Network

http://www.reportapest.org

reportapest-maui@lists.hawaii.edu

Da first thing dat caught my attention was dat da pest report would be processed in 7-14 DAYS!

Wassup Wit Dat!

I thought it uniquely weird in dat a department so intent on trying to stop invasive species/insects would take dat long to investigate or inquire further about a report of a possible encounter. Albeit I'm surah they don't have many in da department to begin with to investigate incident reports dat quickly but wouldn't an encounter "disappear" well before 7 if not by 14 days aftah da encounter? But then again, I am not an expert nor do I know how it works but just thought it was kinda weird dat it would take so long.

So being da pain-in-da-okole dat I am not wanting anoddah invasive species to infect our aina, I went ahead and emailed watevah email I could find from da website and I got two responses within two days and I cannot confirm if it came from da original website inquiry or da separate email dat I sent as da email identification did not correspond to who I sent it out to but regardless, below is da following two emails which I am very impressed to say was answered in fine detail and quashed any worries dat it was da rhinoceros beetle. Plus, it was answered so quickly dat it was actually pretty cool dat it wasn't brushed off or just given a generic response in addition to it being cc'd to multiple people as well to keep them in da loop.

Hi Lance,

Thank you for your email regarding the CRB. Larval stages of both oriental flower beetle and coconut rhinoceros look familiar, but rhino larvae try to crawl on their sides, and oriental beetle larvae wiggle on their backs, so the larvae you saw was probably the oriental flower beetle. Thank you for your effort and time in helping us eradicate the coconut rhinoceros beetle.

Beverly L. Akiona
Operations Deputy Chief
Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle
1849 Auiki Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
(808) 832-0585

This electronic message contains information generated by the USDA solely for the intended recipients. Any unauthorized interception of this message or the use or disclosure of the information it contains may violate the law and subject the violator to civil or criminal penalties. If you believe you have received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete the email immediately.







Aloha Lance,

What you discovered is the grub stage of the oriental beetle. The quality of your photo and video was of excellent quality that it was easy to Identify it.

The oriental flower beetle is established in Hawaii and has been here since the early 2000's.

Please feel free to contact us if you come across any strange beetles or grubs. We are looking for the coconut rhinoceros beetle.

Wil Leon Guerrero
Plant Quarantine Inspector

On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 9:42 AM, wrote:
Howzit!

I am tardy in reporting as I didn't know/realize what it was but I believe I encountered a rhinoceros beetle larva... crawling in the middle of the road. Yes, crawling in the middle of the road. It was directly in front of the driveway in Pearl City at #### xxxxxxx St (yellow corner house). It was crawling on its back which I thought was strange and blogged about it at www.http://wassupwitdat.staradvertiserblogs.com/2014/08/18/huh-2. I have photos and video up on it asking my readers what it was.

One of my readers posted a response saying it could possibly be the rhinoceros beetle of which I immediately Googled the larva and with the exception of the legs not fully developed, the head, size, color etc all seemed to match. I'm hoping it isn't and it's just some sort of gnarly butterfly but my apologies for the tardy notice as I did not know what it was. Unfortunately had I known what it was I would have went back home and gotten a container and scooped it up. Sorry. I hope you're able to locate it.

Mahalo,
Lance

Mahalos to da WWD! Hui for jumping in and helping solve our very first "mystery"!

Auuuuu' riiiiiight! :wink:








Huh?

August 18th, 2014
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WARNING: Do not read further if you're weak of da stomach or get grossed out easily or just ate. Remembah, you've been warned and da disclaimer is out. :grin: :razz:








Aftah coming home last week Friday, I took Da Baby out for a little stroll around our block in his recent 1st birthday gift from Grandma - a Radio Flyer Comfort Wagon which he absolutely loves.

As we're just cruising down da road, I notice dis HUGEMANGEOUS white thingy just lying in da middle of da road......









And then it does dis...........









So I'm there for a few minutes as I watch it inch it's way to only God knows wea cause there isn't a piece of grass, tree, shrub or greenery anywea within da next fifty feet or so.

If you haven't noticed it by now - don't have da WWD! eye yet huh? - but it was crawling around on it's back. If you take a closer look, da itty bitty tiny brown "extensions" are it's legs and da front part is it's "teeth/fangs"?

I was both grossed out and intrigued just watching it struggle cause of it's wormlike action but da fact dat it appeared to look like a grub yet had legs threw me off. And let's just say dat I thought walrus' had da biggest.... tusks.... wat were you thinking? :roll: :lol:

So I decided to be its savior and flip it ovah with my slippah and just moments latah it wasn't too happy and started to da happy/sad face wiggle (if you've evah sprayed a centipede with Raid, you know wat I mean). It then flipped itself back on it's back(?) and continued it's journey.

Wassup Wit Dat!

I was trippin' out but then I thought about it. Da buggah was sooooo huge dat dat legs wouldn't have even been able to reach da ground more less been able to move it's massive body. Plus watevah da heck dat black thing is, I'm surah it wasn't too comfortable having dat thing scraping against da asphalt.

So anybody know wat dis thing is? Have you evah seen something like dis before? If so, in da middle of da road??

Here's a parting video I was able to take before Da Baby was instructing his chauffeur to move on.














Can You Spock 'Em?

July 26th, 2014
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Saw dis Coke machine a few weeks back at Waikele Outlet and was trippin' out but not really. It all changed wen I saw two people trying to do wat they were trying to do......

Can you spock out wat I did?









If you do, da first person to get it right, I'll buy you a soda... or watah.








Paint Found!

June 25th, 2014
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Early dis past Sunday morning I decided to take Da Baby and Da Keiki for a little Red Wagon ride to da park and give Da Wife a couple more hours of more than well deserved shut eye.

As I approached da park, I couldn't help but notice all da color. I walked da entire park twice to confirm changes of which I blogged about weeks ago in "Can You Figgah It Out". At dat time, there was a perplexing sight of an ordinary curb but it was painted a pretty bright blue and couldn't figgah out how come only a SINGLE curb? Ran out of paint? No mo' money? Spilled paint and tried to make it pretty?

Da WWD! Hui are common sense people - well, most of us :razz: - and could pretty much conclude dat it was to indicate handicap access at da very least.

Wat about da blind - visually impaired for all you politically crap... um, correct people? How come no mo' da shiatsu kine bumps scattered across da ramp too then? No need be painted yellow cause c'mon, they no can see 'em but how come da handicapped (wheeled, cane and oddah assisted means) gotta be "shown" da slanted curb but da blind just gotta figgah it out for themselves?

Wassup Wit Dat!

Naturally wen there's one WWD!, there are oddahs and I got anoddah "perplexing" mo'olelo dat came out of dis for latah and da sad part? It's da same park.... :roll:

Hea are da pics of all da curbs around da park now dat they found da paint bucket....... well, almost.... you'll see.





Pretty yeah? :razz:



Anybody know Wassup Wit Dat! in dis pic? Go guess 'em go.




Must be da same guys who did da blue..........

Bus Stop numbah 1:





Bus Stop numbah 2 a few hundred yards down da road:

No more white paint




Wassup Wit Dat! :lol: :lol:




And da winnah winnah chicken katsu dinnah.......

I guess somebody was feeling left out dat da curbs all ovah da park was painted..... :roll: