Sunday, November 16, 2014

11/12/2014 - 11/15/2014

The week feel apart starting Wednesday and it didn't improve much until Saturday. Wednesday we had rain and temperatures plunged, highs in the 50's and low in the lower 40's. Not the way it's supposed to be in the Valley.

Thursday did see the arrival of my 25 pets the will keep my attention through the winter. I purchased an AntWorks ant farm and put them to work and work they did.


This was a solid sheet of gel when the ants were introduced on Thursday. This picture was taken Saturday, all the tunnels were built in two days. Lots of activity.

Friday started the basketball season and IU won handily and Saturday was another disaster as two of my three football teams lost.

Maybe things will improve in the coming week.

24 comments:

  1. You have entirely too much time on your hands....8-)

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  2. Flowers, John....I remember you saying you killed ants....love your new picture.

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  3. John, do you take them out for a walk one at a time, or do you just let 'em all out at once?

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    1. I'm looking for a 25 ant leash, do you know where I might find one?

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    2. We were just at PetSmart and they were out of them. I tried Mini Pet Mart, and they didn't have any. Petco said they might be able to special order one, but it would probably take quite awhile to get it. I looked at Costco, and they don't have anything that would work. I suggest you try finding one on line. Maybe through Amazon?

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  4. Now what in the heck is an ant farm? What is it purpose? Why do I need one? I need details, details, details. You need to do a dedicated post on the ant farm!

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    1. You probably don't need one, it's for weak minded people who are easily amused.

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    2. Ant farms keep the little beasties entertained in a totally controlled environment so they won't take up residence in your abode. It also allows you to study their habits and learn how to deal with them. If you can teach them tricks in captivity, they will be much easier to handle when encountered in the wild. Just remember, only professionals should try this. Others should simply sit and stare.

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    1. Maintenance free pets are the best, at least for me.

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  6. Well I guess if you must be amused why not. I never saw one that looks like this very interesting. I have seen the dirt ant farms. My parents wouldn't let me have one they. Do you think maybe they didn't trust me?

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    1. This is gel and it has the food and water enclosed. The gel is lest likely to suffer an earthquake like the sand ones. Lots less maintenance than Fred.

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    1. If they work out well for you, John, you could expand into worm farming. I bet Barney would like that!

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  8. Campgrounds insist you pick up after your pet and keep them leashed at all times. You keep that in mind now......

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  9. I fight with ants to keep them out of my MH and you bring them into your's for entertainment? There are programs out there for professional help for you... :cP

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    1. Hanging around in warmer climes I've found...if you can't beat em, join em.

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    2. With that attitude, John, the next thing we know you'll have a pet bird. Remember, that's what happened to George.

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    3. Russ, I've got to master the ants before I move up and I'm still working on naming them.

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