Question about pest mammals and bulbs

Sun, 04 Jan 2009 17:02:51 PST
The rats in my neighborhood have no trouble gnawing right into them. Evidence is a whole lot of nut shells with holes and missing kernals.

Vista CA

Macadamia nuts are outrageously expensive because it is so hard to open the shells without smashing the nuts to oblivion. 

Macadamias have always been known for their extreme difficulty in shelling, as their shells are the hardest in the nut family. It takes 300 pounds per square inch of pressure to crack the shell. Yes, macadamia nuts in the shell can be anywhere from 40% to 85% cheaper than shelled nuts, but because theyre so hard to open, they are seldom available in the shell. 

Maybe it would be fun to give a few to the neighborhood troublemaker squirrels to see if they can figure out how to open them...
in cloudy and drizzly Phoenix, AZ

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