Monday, January 5, 2009

We Got Ants!

Ok, so it's not like it unexpected or anything...after all I did mail order them LOL! You see, I saw this really cool ant habitat a couple of years ago and wanted to get it for my DH only to be talked out of it. When I told him about it after Christmas, he was actually disappointed as he thought it would have been a really neat gift. Since we were trying to be mindful of our spending this year, I thought this would be the perfect time to get it for him.

Now this in not the Ant Farm of yore....nooooooooooo....... the ants are no longer living in dirt but in a "space age gel"! I even ordered a video so that we could learn a little more on the subject.

In any case, I received an email from the company last week advising the little guys were going to be shipped out and so everyday I have been checking the mail. Well...today was the day! Woo Hoo!

The instructions tell you that the ants (harvester variety) will bite and warn you to be careful when putting them in their new habitat. I would be cross too if I were stuck in a tube and transported through the US Mail! In any case...the instructions continue by telling you to place the ants in the fridge for about 5 mintutes (in order to slow them down) and definately to NOT put them in the freezer....um...can anyone say dead ants?

Well instructions were followed and then we put them in the container. I did splurge and purchase the lighting so when you walk into the room you get this really cool blue light shooting up through the gel. I keep going and checking the ants out and they are actually starting to tunnel! I'll post pics as time goes on so you can see their progress! LOL!



I took a look at all of the guesses to my chipboard problem yesterday and while good choices, no one has gotten it right yet...keep the guesses coming as I do want to give away the file!

And speaking of files, I was able to get a number uploaded to the store and one is called simply "Keys and Locks". In looking around, it seems that they are going to be a popular trend this year and there are so many great uses for them. A card saying "You hold the key to my heart", "Only you can open my heart", etc. There are different shapes and you can enlarge and reduce as needed. I'm really happy about the way it turned out.

Well, that's about all for tonight...hope you are all well!

Eddita :)

3 comments:

debenj said...

Your ants sound interesting. I'm not a fan of ants. Our first Christmas we went to an old tree farm and dug up a tree. Well guess what else we dug up... "H" and I were sitting on the couch watching a show on our black & white TV when I noticed a long black line going from the big bucket that held the tree to the kitchen. UGH!!! We dug up an entire ant farm!!! What a mess!!! That was the last of our trying to "save a tree" Christmas tree. LOL

OK now for the cardboard cutting problem. If it's the cereal box you originally had problems with could it have been that you were cutting from the wrong side of the cardboard? (wasn't letting the blade cut through the finished side?

edminster said...

As a heads up, Ants dislike being in light all of the time. At least, that's what the instruction manual I got with my last ant farm said. I never got it running since I couldn't afford the ants, though.

Accents By Eddita said...

Actually, it appears that ants don't really care about light one way or another...in addition to the ants I purchased a DVD which told me tons of stuff I didn't know...like do you know ants are all females?! In any case, there is also a section on science fair projects and one is does light affect ants. They had one "farm" in 24 hour light and one covered in foil for 24 hour dark and when checked side by side after a 30 day period there was no difference...they are industrious by nature whether they have light or not.

Eddita :)