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 12-16-2006, 06:45 Post: 138064
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I only have two living aunts left, one of them always was a bit on the wacko side, but at times she was right on with a few things. I visited her the other day and during our visit spiders in the basement came up. She acted like I was the dumbest man in town that I did'nt know about putting a hedge apple in the basement to keep the spiders away. As I said she sometimes is right about things. Anybody ever heard of this? Frank.






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 12-16-2006, 08:42 Post: 138066
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 Hedge Apples and Spiders.

Only by googling after your post. Looks like there are some believers! Interesting . . .






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 12-16-2006, 10:40 Post: 138070
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 Hedge Apples and Spiders.

Friends in KY claimed such. As a transplanted northerner the variation in names has confused me. I have heard Osage Orange, Bois d'arc, Bodock Tree, Horse Apple, Hedge Apple and Road Apple. We attended a Bodock festival in Pontotoc MS this year and I had no idea what it was.

I have also heard they will keep the mice away. I don't think they are poisonous so I have no idea why they would. The horses seem to like them.






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 12-16-2006, 14:19 Post: 138076
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Ncrunch; Sounds like Aunt Lilly was right again so maybe better pay more attentiom to her. Thanks for the Info. Frank.






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 12-16-2006, 21:42 Post: 138089
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my in-laws put them out in their home. Never understood why until last year when I heard about this. Just seemed odd to have this looking thing rotting on tin foil in several rooms. What did I know?






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