Truffles are rare and expensive as it is. They would be far more so, were it not for the remarkable ability of pigs to sniff them out from as deep as. achterbahnspiele.review At the truffle festival in Uzes, France there was. But first she explained the pig vs. dog dilemma for truffle hunting. It's her job to train them to find truffles, and the key to this is scent and. Login Store Featured Explore Curators Wishlist News Stats. All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries. Start a New Discussion. So what makes a female pig go so crazy over truffles? However, pigs can cause a lot of damage to the terrain, and so they have been outlawed in Italy for hunting truffles. There are several varieties, both black and white, but the white ones will be our focus today. Perform a keyword search, you may find good explanations in past threads. The latter method is a bit risky as the truffle hunter may cause damage to the harvest. Why do we use pigs to hunt truffles but dogs to sniff out most other things? Posted by Maria Finn in News On Jan 17 Dog use is becoming more widespread though. In Italy , the use of pigs to hunt for truffles has been prohibited since , due to the damage the animals caused to the mycelia of truffles when they were digging, which had reduced the production rate for a number of years. All Discussions Screenshots Artwork Broadcasts Videos News Guides Reviews. Why are those animals so capable? She even showed a picture of a 13 year-old corgi who had just found its first truffle. Please include your IP address in your email. Just like anything else, it seems their rarity makes them a treasure of sorts and just like anything else, something with a story, an interesting history, such as the manner in which they are found is always appealing. The best way to know a truffle is ripe and ready to harvest is from the aroma that it gives off.