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How go the ants?

The seven surviving ants spent approximately 48 hours recovering from the stress of being mailed in a squashed vial and losing their friends. Or maybe the others weren't their friends and they are thrilled at losing those a$$holes, who knows.

Anyway, they didn't like my fake start tunnels. The instructions said to poke four holes in the goo, two at 1 inch depth, and two at 1/2 inch depth. I spent the next day or so repeatedly poking at the holes trying to make them a bit wider because harvester ants are big ugly suckers.

In the process of poking one hole bigger, one of the seven died of squishing, or because of a blue goo cave in. I then accidently poked him deep in the hole. One ant spent a good 24 hours stuck in another hole pretending to be dead... but apparently not so dead.

I did however manage to poke the holes big enough to gain interest in digging. Of the six remaining pioneers, only one likes to do any work, and has managed to dig the dead ant out of the tunnel and make further depth to the hole. Sounds of muttering about the five other jerks that ain't helping can be heard from down below.

I hope these ants will survive until the replacement vial comes. If the dudes ever email me back that is.


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Oct. 18th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
Is it wrong that I find this ant tragedy very amusing?
Oct. 18th, 2006 02:02 am (UTC)
Oh, thank goodness. I thought it was just me. I was laughing really hard.
Oct. 18th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC)
it's hard not to find it amusing, given the colorful way it's described.
oh, and i must say. the whole time i'm thinking... "i want to poke the goo"
Oct. 18th, 2006 03:41 am (UTC)
DH says you can have *all* of our ants.

Every one of them.
Oct. 18th, 2006 04:15 am (UTC)
I think the ants need their own journal. hehe I want one of those space farms now!
Oct. 18th, 2006 07:40 am (UTC)
*stifles a giggle*
Oct. 18th, 2006 12:22 pm (UTC)
was the Pink Panther there? "dead Ant, Dead Ant, Dead Ant dead ant dead ant deadddd ant Dead Ant dead ant deadddddddd Anttttttttt deadant deadant deadant?"
oh great now I have the pink panther theme music in my head,
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