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Travel Bug Dog Tag Misc.-Buckeye or Chestnut TB09

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Monday, 26 March 2012
Texas, United States
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In the hands of ksilk.

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Please drop this item in rural or Premium Member Only caches.  Do not drop it in an urban cache or leave it behind at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; this prevents the chain and tag tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take this travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission needed to leave the U.S.

About This Item


My wife is from Toledo, OH, so when she visits family she always brings buckeyes back to Texas with her. In 2011 we were in Switzerland and Austria and, never havings seen chestnuts, we thought we were seeing buckeyes on the sidewalks. We learned the truth and I had another idea for travel bugs. We later aquired some chestnuts for comparison.

The TB is either a buckeye or chestnut—you decide after comparison with the photos. Buckeyes tend to be a little smaller in size, with a smaller hilum (attachment scar) and are darker colored. If you are from Ohio, you probably know the difference since you are from the historic range of both species. The American chestnut was extirpated from most of its range by a blight (caused by a fungus). They now occur only in isolated spots on the margins of their former range. The chestnuts we find in stores now mostly originate in Europe or the orient.

Interestingly, despite the similarity of the nuts and tree leaves, buckeyes and chestnuts are in completely different plant families, and, chestnuts are edible whereas buckeyes can be toxic without a lot of preparation.

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Tracking History (668.6mi) View Map

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 01/19/2013 ksilk grabbed it   Visit Log

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Discovered It 12/23/2012 DeanSmiths discovered it   Visit Log

Spotted this bug in the Texas State Parks Geocache Challenge cache at Lake Arrowhead State Park. Looks like it has been making several stops on the State Parks Challenge tour.

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Dropped Off 12/22/2012 steveindecatur placed it in TXGCC13 Lake Arrowhead I Texas - 87.12 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/05/2012 steveindecatur took it to Duck Pond Daydream TB Hotel Texas - 57.77 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/19/2012 steveindecatur took it to TxGCC13 Dinosaur Valley I Texas - 15.62 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/19/2012 steveindecatur took it to TxGCC13 Cleburne I Texas - 303.12 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 10/16/2012 texasrooster discovered it   Visit Log

discovered from steveindecatur

Visited 10/15/2012 steveindecatur took it to The Second-Largest Canyon in the United States Texas   Visit Log
Visited 10/14/2012 steveindecatur took it to The Second-Largest Canyon in the United States Texas - 54.29 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 10/14/2012 flutegirl1 discovered it   Visit Log

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