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Cujgie  (Level: 183.0 - Posts: 754)
Fri, 3rd Apr '09 8:52 PM


We had an infestation of them at our library yesterday and called exterminators. This led us into ant research.

Do you know how an ant knows when another ant is dead? If not, read this:

Oogie54  (Level: 210.9 - Posts: 1120)
Fri, 3rd Apr '09 9:12 PM


Lowiq  (Level: 218.8 - Posts: 1956)
Fri, 3rd Apr '09 9:54 PM

Just finished getting rid of all the oleic acid in the house. Didn't want to spill some on me and be carried out back!

Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1935)
Fri, 3rd Apr '09 10:29 PM

Interesting Did you know that the dreaded wasp or yellow jacket, as we call them around here, emits a smell when you kill them that signals all its buddies to come & help out. So if you kill one get its carcase away from you & the kids quickly. Of course they're attracted to the smell of meat (thus disturbing many a Bar-b-cue) but did you ever notice that bacon cooking is their favourite. Picky, picky

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5425)
Sat, 4th Apr '09 12:50 AM

Very interesting article. Amazing the things one learns on Sploofus!

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 4th Apr '09 1:45 AM

can't wait till this thread is antiquated

Papajensai  (Level: 203.4 - Posts: 1025)
Sat, 4th Apr '09 6:10 AM

Speaking of ants, I've never forgotten that I was once told how to remember the difference between stalactites and stalagmites.

Just think of ants crawling up your ankles into your pants. Ants in the pants.

When the mites go up, the tights go down.

Sherilynn1962  (Level: 116.6 - Posts: 372)
Sat, 4th Apr '09 8:18 AM

I knew there was a reason I don't eat those nasty pork products!

Cujgie  (Level: 183.0 - Posts: 754)
Sat, 4th Apr '09 4:10 PM

stalactites = hold on tight
stalagmites = push up with all their might

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