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Travel Bug Dog Tag Misc.-Buckeye or Chestnut TB08

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Monday, March 26, 2012
Texas, United States
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In the hands of BlueK5.

This is not collectible.

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Current GOAL

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

Photos in the travel bug logs are appreciated.  I will be re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

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 (8350.7mi) View Map

Visited 10/13/2017 BlueK5 took it to The Remarkable Ride of the Abernathy Boys Oklahoma   Visit Log
Visited 7/13/2016 BlueK5 took it to The Remarkable Ride of the Abernathy Boys Oklahoma - 554.7 miles  Visit Log
Grab It (Not from a Cache) 1/28/2016 BlueK5 grabbed it   Visit Log

Can't remember where I picked this up. Sorry.

Visited 10/30/2015 dagrandpa took it to I LOST my wife. If found-log it! New Mexico - 204.54 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 10/26/2015 dagrandpa retrieved it from 4249G New Mexico   Visit Log

will take it to Albuquerque nm.

Visited 10/25/2015 dagrandpa took it to The Y New Mexico - 1.85 miles  Visit Log
Dropped Off 9/24/2015 afudc placed it in 4249G New Mexico - .53 miles  Visit Log
Visited 9/24/2015 afudc took it to Burro 5 New Mexico - 1.74 miles  Visit Log
Visited 9/24/2015 afudc took it to Burro 4 New Mexico - .92 miles  Visit Log
Visited 9/24/2015 afudc took it to Burro 3 New Mexico - .44 miles  Visit Log
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