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Whoa, that's gonna be a lotta frogs. :frog1:

I wonder where the water snail came from. That's a pretty good picture. Which camera was it?
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not necessarily - they dont all make it to adulthood. some get munched by the parents and other aquatica. the snails are from L who gave me a half dozen or so with some pond weed a year or two bsck.
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more pond action...
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Looks like you have a salamander in there. :yes:
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Carpenter ants going to wing this morning.

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Madeliaette wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:02 pm
more pond action...
That's great. I love the guy peeking out from under the leave. :D
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Carpenter ants going to wing this morning.
Aww, they've only just begun. :angel:
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Looks like you have a salamander in there.
oh...i thought they were newts! :mellow:
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RJDiogenes wrote:
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Lupine wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:13 pm
Carpenter ants going to wing this morning.
Aww, they've only just begun. :angel:
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Looks like you have a salamander in there.
oh...i thought they were newts! :mellow:
Same thing.
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I'm not used to seeing ants with wings. What's up with that?
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flying ants happen every so often here too - im not sure if its a once a year event i sometimes miss or a stage that happens less often....
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scottydog wrote:
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I'm not used to seeing ants with wings. What's up with that?
Breeding. Males and females are hatched out with wings, then they fly off to mate. The males die soon after and the females (queens) lose their wings and start a new colony.
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I'm not used to seeing ants with wings. What's up with that?
Haven't you ever seen Them? :scared:
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Lupine wrote:
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Breeding. Males and females are hatched out with wings, then they fly off to mate. The males die soon after and the females (queens) lose their wings and start a new colony.
Cool. I didn't know that.
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Haven't you ever seen Them? :scared:
You mean that classic true-to-life story about the atomic tests in New Mexico that cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization? :scared:

I had forgotten that one. Now I need to re-watch :popcorn:
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^It's a great film.
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I'm not used to seeing ants with wings. What's up with that?
Haven't you ever seen Them? :scared:
Back when horror movies were also educational. :lol:
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scottydog wrote:
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I had forgotten that one. Now I need to re-watch :popcorn:
It's definitely a B+ Monster movie.
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Back when horror movies were also educational. :lol:
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I'm in the mood to watch an educational film about blobs.
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He does look a bit chocolatey. :lol:
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Exactly. If the Blob were known to be solid chocolate, no one would try to kill it.
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looks like a giant fruit jelly to me..... :D
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"Jelly was no longer going to play second fiddle to peanut butter... and the world was going to know it!
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Random shots.

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Is that a Bee Bar?

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update on the adults and kiddies within the pond...
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last count was 24 frogs....and the tadpoles are fattening up!! :thumbsup:
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^That's a lot of frogs! :eek:
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the pond is 2 x 3 meters....so 24 isnt so bad!!they are all up one end on the ledge in the picture, but there is plenty more pond if they get crowded...likewise the tadpoles.. they flock in one area...but there is plenty m ore pond if they want it
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