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31 August 2007 @ 04:57 am
second place!  
coming in second, unexpectedly, is salsarina's little poe!

max has some catching up to do!

poor little poof had a small invasion of ants. while i was busy with work, about three or four ants wriggled their way into poof's jar through the air vents. i'd only noticed when little poof scrambled out of her hammock and was running around in her jar. the movement caught my eye because none of them are supposed to be out walking about during moulting. a closer look revealed the presence of three nasty ants, one of whom was checking out poof's hammock.

ants were quickly banished and poof has since returned to her hammock. i hope this doesn't affect her moulting mission.

in other (less interesting) news, i'm getting 5 days of work done in 2 days thanks to some irrational decisions made by someone i don't know. i hope i never get to meet this person who is several links away from me, or i will do nasty things.
feelin': busybusy
.that girl.: bridesmaidgirlwhowaits on August 31st, 2007 11:00 am (UTC)
I'm actually quite looking forward to hearing the adventures of the little ones ;)
JV: leaf116drag0nette on August 31st, 2007 11:48 am (UTC)
more news coming right up! :)
Babyravenbabyraven on November 10th, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC)
Seeing as I'm only read up to August, I'm not sure if you'll still find this advice useful. But here's a nifty way to keep ants out of enclosures -- very important since they'll happily attack and eat a freshly molted spider of any size.

If you're using jars or tanks, you can literally just set them in a shallow pan of water, an inch or so deep. The ants can't cross the "moat" to get into them.
JVdrag0nette on November 10th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
my area is quite problematic in regards to mozzie infestations so i try not to have water standing like that. another thing is i shift the kids' jars around my room all the time, so it would be too tricky having a moat (whether for each jar, or a communal tray).

there is a resident lizard behind my desk now, and i've noticed the ants are gone. so it's all good. :)