Thursday, July 9, 2009

Plan the FUNERAL

THIS is not what I expected at all today!

I planned on giving you a few updates ..... like about the Black Widow l, Trambodia, Peter Rabbit and the vegetable garden, and my brush with fame........well I still am going to....kinda.
Black Widow & Babies Update:

As of last night, Momma Black Widow was STILL ALIVE!

The whole "catch the offending creature in a jar with no air or food or water" was a HUGE mistake. I had know idea that she would bear children and live forever!

A month has gone by.
She FINALLY died some time in the wee hours of morning.
But what now? What about the egg sack, ball, nest thingy?

I do have one friend of a friend of a reader who is NOT HAPPY that I am not planning on releasing 60 baby black widows into the wild.
He is really offended and upset. Evidently, he plays his clarinet and violin for HIS pregnant black widown in captivity and then drives somewhere where black widows are revered and appreciated and sets them free. Oh please, oh please don't let him find out about this.

Seriously, this is an INSECT (okay - arachnid) DISASTER.

Why, oh why, couldn't have just done the right thing and smash the black widow with a rock?

Oh and since I am evidently a collector of dead insects, I now have these on my desk.


For FRANKS Sake said...

Girl, you need help! I'm sure there is a dead bugs annonymous somewhere that could help you. Please, Please! lol

Jenn said...

Have you ever seen Arachnophobia? I would be weary of any little creepy crawly thing. Eeeewww! How long are you going to keep the jar? Are you going to wait and see the little hatchlings?

Stephdeezy said...

Eww I can't believe she died and it took a whole month to do so. This is so gross and now her babies won't all eat each other if they birth soon...they can just eat their momma. Eww did I just say that? Ha ha either way now what are you going to do?!

Stacy said...

You've read/seen Charlotte's Web, right? You should've expected that she would die before her babies are born. I just really don't know what I would do in your situation--although I'm pretty sure I would never have gotten *in* your situation.

Missty said...

Oh gina, you have issues girl! LOL SO funny! I say put the eggs, babies, etc in with the trash, then the trash man can take them to the junk yad and they can live happily ever after... away from your home!

Rachael said...

Oh, you and your bugs!

KelliSue Kolz said...

One cotton ball, liberally doused with rubbing alcohol, into the jar. Close the lid tightly, have Parker drive it to trashbin on Garbage Eve, and walk away.

EEK. Spider torture. Just do them in quietly and humanely with the alcohol poisoning. I beg you.