What happens next you ask? I keep counting. I keep checking. When I hit a peak, then I give it about 10 days for the little suckers to lay eggs and hatch. Then I go after them with my guns, er, I mean my Monster, a blazin'!
In the meantime, I have one more thing to look for. Eggs. I have to search for eggs. See it in that picture? It's the little round whitish thing in the middle of the photo, under that little flap of green. (This picture is magnified for your viewing pleasure.) They'll be layin' those eggs on my little precious nutlets. A perfect feeding ground for a baby casebearer worm. They hatch and start eatin' my precious little nuts. They're my precious. MY precious! Leave 'em alone!!
Let the war begin!!