GRUB WORMS THE TREASURE HUNTERS FRIEND

r49miner

Active Member
#21
Yep i've also noticed that. Not every single time, but many many times i have begun to dig a target and first come across a grubb, then deeper there was the target. Weird...must be something about metal they like??:coffeecup
Or the yards infested with grubbs. :yikes:
 

indeep

Active Member
#22
HMMMM...VERY INTERESTING....THERE ARE GRUBS WHEN I OPEN A HOLE UP....NOW I WILL PAY MORE ATTENTION TO WHAT THEY MEAN....VERY INTERESTING INDEEP..I MEAN INDEED!!:prolleyes:
 

r49miner

Active Member
#23
Even though I am fairly new to MDT I have noticed the same thing. When I'm diggin a yard and find a coin there is usually a grub in the hole too. It didn't take many holes to notice this happening over and over. It's so weird.. :confused: Maybe I'll try to find something online about it. If so, I'll post it here. I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one noticing this.
You finally hit upon the answer we have all been waiting for. Grug worms equal coins or metal, let's develop a grub worm detector and we will all be rich.:laugh:
 

indeep

Active Member
#24
UPDATE....I REALLY HAVE STARTED TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE GRUBS...AND YA KNOW WHAT....THERE REALLY IS SOMETHING TO IT...IF I START TO SEE GRUBS...METAL IS NOT TO FAR AWAY...THANKS FOR THE TIP...NOW INSTEAD OF JUST TALKEN TO THE HOLE I'M DIGGING..I ALSO AM SPEAKEN TO THE GRUBS:doh:
 

Glenn

Well-Known Member
#25
If you want to find grubs, look for skunks. Skunks are frequent diggers for grubs. I was asked to trap several off a golf course where the skunks were making a mess of number one fairway in search of grubs. There were little holes everywhere from the black and white woods kitties busy front feet. Now I guess I should go back with my detector and see what kind of coins are buried there. :biggrin:
 

Jason in Enid

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#26
This idea is rediculous. Most grassy areas are full of grubs. They get dug up all the time. They are no more an indicator of metal than the grass growing above it.

Honestly people, put on your thinking caps.
 
#28
Grubworms & Treasure

Well, if this is true then my yard must be a GOLD mine. All I've found so far are grubworms and earthworms! Yuck!:banghead:
 
#29
willgo

In our area,[hudson valley] of N.Y., grubs are also associated with moles. If you think detectors leaving holes behind are bad for our hobby, they will never compare with destruction moles can do to a lawn.
 
#31
In our area,[hudson valley] of N.Y., grubs are also associated with moles. If you think detectors leaving holes behind are bad for our hobby, they will never compare with destruction moles can do to a lawn.

I concur. I dig areas that have mounds all over the surface from what I think are ground squirrels. If someone gives me grief about digging in one of these areas,ill put up a fight and show them that I recover all my holes,and do my best to hide them. That person that gripes about us tearing up the fields has no room to talk if they arent doing something to erradicate the Moles or ground squirrels.If those pests can get away with doing it,why cant we? As humans we dont make it anymore of an eyesore than those pests do.


Anyway,back to the Grub thing. I dug an area near an old torn down Officers Club on the local Military Installation today. I got a signal,Dug down and pulled out a Grub. A little deeper I pulled out a 1960 Memorial Penny.

I whole heartedly believe in the Grub theory,and its never steered me wrong yet.If I see a Grub,I know Ill see coinage.
 

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#32
I use the grubs here for channel cat and stripers. I personally like the cataba worm for catfish, they seem to like it better than the grub worms. There have been a few times (Pappy can vouch this works) I have used cottonseed meal made in to doughbait. That and fermented maize.. It was a trick I learned from some old timers when I was around 6 or 7. Hmmmmm catfish steaks sound really good right now.James
I love catfish caught in a pond or river and not farmed. There is something in that scum they suck off the bottom that gives them good flavor. Fermented corn, is if I know what you are saying, is good for catching wild hogs down here in Texas.
Bought a used DFX on Ebay a couple years ago and haven't done much with it until lately. Recently found a ball field that the money fairy has visited. I love the outfield, no pull tabs, just money. I have a wiggle pick for arrowhead hunting, it also works well on getting the coins out of this hard dry sun baked Texas dirt. Found my first silver coin yesterday, a Mercury head dime in a vacant lot in the old part of town.
 

GoGoGopher

Well-Known Member
#33
Grubs and red ants

The red ants love the zincs...I seriously think they eat the stuff as it corrodes off the coins...I have found tons of zincs and almost every hole has a bunch of those ants in it...have not dug enough near grubs to confirm the theory...will have to keep it in mind.

HH,
 

Minimac

Well-Known Member
#34
I read this thread and tucked it away. While hunting this new year, I've noticed that it seems true. I don't know if the area is just heavy with grubs, or if they are attracted to metal, but every hole I pull a coin out of also had a grub!
 

LizardsKeep

Well-Known Member
#35
I read this thread and tucked it away. While hunting this new year, I've noticed that it seems true. I don't know if the area is just heavy with grubs, or if they are attracted to metal, but every hole I pull a coin out of also had a grub!
Sounds like my front yard .... except for the coins.
LOL
 

GoGoGopher

Well-Known Member
#36
The little red ants love zincs...When I dig a zinc in warm weather, the hole usually contains these little biting buggers...I do think they like zinc or copper...Might explain why they are red???...I also notice weeds and plants will grow on top of where copper and zinc are burried. Hey! We might inspire a new Scientific discovery!!!

HH,
 

LizardsKeep

Well-Known Member
#37
Might explain why my yard is covered in ant hill, grubs, and weeds anyway. LOL
and moles that are after the grubs now that I think about it.
 
#40
I bought my land when it had been clearcut. I tore out the stumps, threw on the pieces of trees and had HUGE burn piles. When it was done I scattered the ash hills as far as I could, and not all of the stuff had burned.
8 years later these spots are still the greenest parts of the pasture and the skunk holes are everywhere in them. Along with grubs. And by far my best luck has been where there are not many grubs(because I knew where the old house site was and did not burn anything on it).

My opinion? Grubs like decaying vegetation, a nice coincidence though. I look for things other than skunk holes and moles!
 
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