adventure with brine shrimp

Discussion in 'Pond Archive' started by kathy, Jun 20, 2008.

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    kathy Guest

    So I ordered dragonfly larva and damselfly larva and
    brine shrimp as a possible science *experience* for a
    boy I am tutoring this summer.

    Putting them in my deck pondlet to hang out and grow
    for the summer, then will use the turkey baster to get some
    out into a traveling container when it is their turn in the

    The brine shrimp.... AK! Should have been acquainted with
    their care and feeding before I ordered them so I could be
    ready (next time) but I ended up with this huge bag and...
    it slipped and I had brine shrimp EVERYWHERE! The dog
    wouldn't even lap them up. So I had two of the three kids in
    the kitchen trying to save the brine shrimp and wondering what
    was on the counters and floor that I'm sure wasn't good for
    them. Daughter said ten years ago this would have been
    fun - harkening back to the days when we harbored all sorts
    of critters in the house... she doesn't know I have a praying
    mantis egg case waiting to hatch - bwa, ha, ha! The children
    have to grow up, the mom doesn't!

    k :)
    kathy, Jun 20, 2008
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    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Hehe-- Be sure to tell him how gullible we were as kids- and some of
    us believed they were trainable!

    Where'd you get the Dragonflies? I found Damselflies here- but I'd
    really like to mix them up a bit. I'm hoping to do all my mosquito
    control with insects.

    Way cool. I haven't seen one hatch in a while but a couple years
    ago I discovered several around my garden.

    Jim Elbrecht, Jun 20, 2008
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    kathy Guest

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    Chris Barnes Guest

    They didn't make their own civilization, eventually ending their
    existance by means of a nuclear war, did they?

    Oh wait - that was a South Park episode....


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    kathy Guest

    Did you see the Mythbusters where they nuked cockroaches,
    fruit flies and flour beetles?

    That was here.
    The flour beetle actually survived the biggest dose.
    Everyone was really excited (a community full of
    nerds and geeks here) and the kids of the employees
    got to go see the Mythbusters team and ask questions.

    k :)
    kathy, Jun 23, 2008
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    ~ jan Guest

    Which begs the question: What will flour beetles live on when there are no
    people to grind the grain to flour? ;-) ~ jan
    ~ jan, Jun 26, 2008
  7. kathy

    kathy Guest

    I'll have to think on that one...

    Speaking of food - Ted Allen will be hosting a food
    type of Mythbusters show on the Food Network.
    Starts around the end of July titled Food Detective.
    One of the myths is how long it takes gum to digest
    in the stomach.
    kathy, Jun 27, 2008
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    hallelujah.... I am already jonesing since top chef is done for the year.
    , Jun 27, 2008
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    kathy Guest

    We loves Top Chef here, too.
    (Even bought the cookbook!)

    k :)
    kathy, Jun 28, 2008
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