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 on: Today at 10:53:51 PM 
Started by Tigerlady105 - Last post by Tigerlady105

Fawn Lily



2015 boonibarb

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 on: Today at 10:32:49 PM 
Started by gmadeb3 - Last post by gmadeb3
Just a warning that you may not want to look at the video posted below.  I mentioned two things happened this morning.  This is the story of what happened with the second chrysalis.  I have never had a chrysalis fail but today I noticed that this chrysalis was looking strange.  I noticed that half of the chrysalis was dark at the bottom and the top was still kinda green but then another odd blotchy color on the back side.  I had my coworkers look at this and we noticed a small hole in the chrysalis and that we could see some movement inside.  Not a good sign.  Right before our eyes something started to come out of the chrysalis,  it was light in color and then another started to come out.   Oh it was the larva from a Tachinid fly.  They parasite the caterpillars.  The good thing is all the other caterpillars are safe.



Warning you don't have to watch the video




<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygJbGIId92w" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygJbGIId92w</a>

Here is the chrysalis and then one of the larva





I hope this doesn't happen again to any of my monarchs.

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 on: Today at 10:16:12 PM 
Started by gmadeb3 - Last post by gmadeb3
This morning two things happened with the monarchs that I have been fostering. The first was I knew that one was going to emerge sometime today,  the trick is watching at the right time.  It happens so fast and you miss that very first moment that they open the chrysalis and then start coming out.  I rushed to take a shower- nothing happening, I got off to work- nothing happening.  I got the other staff on watch also.  Finally a bit of movement.........I get my camera on my phone ready,  I see a slight split on the side of the chrysalis and sure enough it is happening.  All eyes are now watching and waiting to finally witness the monarch emerge.  After it emerges there are a few things that Has to take place, it must make sure it doesn't fall, it needs to zip the proboscis, the wings need to straighten out and then dry.  When that is done and it is getting restless it is ready for release.  One of the neatest moments is seeing them flutter off for its next adventure.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om3g6DyxBf8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om3g6DyxBf8</a>

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 on: Today at 01:25:38 AM 
Started by boonibarb - Last post by Tigerlady105
Wow is right!  You lead an adventureous life, booni!  Glad you had helpers who stayed with you until the buck was freed.  Hopefully, he'll recover and go on to do better things.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:44:49 PM 
Started by boonibarb - Last post by Tigerlady105
Your story about the Goose had me captivated from beginning to end, booni!  Nice to have folks to help and make things work out, until the sad ending.

Thank you for your effort toward getting the Goose to MARS.  HEART in action!    heart

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 on: Yesterday at 09:33:33 PM 
Started by Tigerlady105 - Last post by Tigerlady105

Evening Arrives



2016 Luvthebirds

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 on: Yesterday at 08:13:48 PM 
Started by boonibarb - Last post by Donnae
WOW!!! You people are the greatest!!! Thanks to all involved with freeing that deer and how brave you all were. I know that deer is grateful, even if he didn't show it!!!!  Thanks HEART, your the greatest!!!

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 on: Yesterday at 08:04:38 PM 
Started by boonibarb - Last post by NancyM
Those are some mighty big scissors, booni!  Thanks for the photo and scale.

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 on: Yesterday at 07:51:32 PM 
Started by boonibarb - Last post by boonibarb

Here ya go, Nancy!
On a one foot square floor tile.

august 12  2018 19:27 - a photo of Dziadziu's old heavy metal carpet cutting scissors




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 on: Yesterday at 07:14:21 PM 
Started by boonibarb - Last post by boonibarb

Update!

Hi Barb,
He hung around the fenced section of the yard for a while. He seemed ok, I saw him walking the fence line looking for a way out. We just left all the gates open and did not go down to that end of the yard so as to give him time to recover and find his own way back out.
When we checked at around 7 there was no sign of him, other than some piles of droppings.
I will keep an eye out for him around the neighbourhood. As you said, he should be easy to spot with the velvet off his antlers in places.
I got the idea to wrestle him down like that from watching Dr. Pol, a vet show on tv. It is how he gets cattle he is working on that he needs to have lie down to lie down. He turns their head until they go down.
Thanks so much for being able to help us get him free. I am glad that it worked out all right. Is your back ok from where he kicked you?
Thanks again for your help and bravery!
Cheers

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