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FIN: Larva caches?

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I will be visiting Finland again some time in May and have been looking at caches in the area where I will be visiting. All of them have in the description "larva cache" what does that mean?

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Hi,

I think that that name is used here in Finland of caches that are children of some breeder (mother) cache. Usually larva caches are just ordinary caches and the name just means that they exist because some other cache. What might the proper english name be for such a cache? :laughing:

 

- OsMi

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Yes, english translation for word "toukka" is larva. In some caches there is a rule to make new cache (larva) before one can log that breeder cache as found.

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Thanks. I have never come across breeder caches in the UK.

 

I think a better English tanslation would be "child" or better still, "offspring".

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In the U.S., at least in some areas, the term larva is used. There is a "breeder" cache that has containers for other caches. You can not log a find for the breeder until you have placed the container you take as a new cache yourself. Sometimes there are rules about where the new cache has to be.

 

This kind of cache can also be called a "seed" cache. They don't always require you to hide a new cache, but they do encourage it.or a "host"

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