Anonymous asked in Beauty & StyleFashion & Accessories · 1 month ago

Tiny pink larva in an acorn?

I was bored, so I decided to see what the inside of an acorn looked like. I was fairly careful, avoiding the ones with large holes in them.

The very first one I cracked had these tiny, adorable, and very pink bugs. They looked like caterpillars, but I doubted they were.

Does anybody know what these are? And if they stay so small and adorable forever?

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
    Best Answer

    It's probably an acorn weevil larva tinted by the tannins in the acorn. Other possibilities include acorn moth and filbert worm.

    If you want to craft with or collect and keep acorns, bake them at low heat (200F) for several hours, stirring once an hour. This will kill any larvae or eggs inside the acorn.

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