They have decided to feast themselves on my cucumber. I only had one almost decent sized cucumber and they ate it...
I should have figured on some monster of a bug, or in this case a swarm of monster bugs, to destroy the poor little thing but I just didn't think it would be so soon.
Fortunately there are still several new ones forming and should be able to be harvested in a few weeks. I've never tried pickling to make pickles. I don't even like pickles. Unless you consider bread and butter pickles, "pickles". I don't. They're something much better. The tang just bursts with sweetness and disperses unlike the dill pickle.
I wonder what would happen if someone tried to dill pickle an unripe persimmon?