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Forum topic by D_Allen posted 08-11-2012 08:17 PM 1029 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-11-2012 08:17 PM

I’m not sure if this is some wormy maple or something else.
I have several that are similar but those don’t have as many worm holes.

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#1 posted 08-12-2012 06:05 AM

It’s wormy something. Maple looks about right, but it’s hard to tell. Maybe a picture of a blank of the same stuff, if you have it.


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#2 posted 08-12-2012 11:55 AM

Ambrosia Maple. The holes are made by the ambrosia beetle and the blue-green stain is caused by a symbiotic fungus that rides in on the beetle’s body. Very desirable stuff!

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#3 posted 08-12-2012 12:11 PM

Ambrosia Maple…I remember that one now. You are right WD, that is exactly what it is.
I have 2 more with the same figuring. Not sure about the bottom one as it seems kind of plain.
Thanks guys.

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