Sunday, December 18, 2005

Catch and Release #4

Originally uploaded by Casey Willis.
Baby got back!

I vacuumed the house on Friday night and I found these guys when I emptied the vacuum. I believe they are just common house spiders.

Later, I found another spider (a different species and I put it in the same jar. I looked in the jar a few minutes later and saw the small spider (in the picture) and the different spider... were both dead!

Never trust a big butt and a smile.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Catch and Release #3

Early Saturday evening I saw a couple of tiny ants in my room. I found about 5 crawling around. I looked for their point of entry but I couldn't find it. I decided that they might have just gotten lost and I was safe from an ant invasion. Just to be on the safe side I sprayed a little Raid Ant and Roach formula around where I saw them.

Sunday morning I wake up and find this guy on the carpet.

He was all groggy so I assumed he got a big whiff of that poison. He was so groggy I was able to take this picture:

I think he must of crawled his way through a cobweb and that is what is all over his carapace. I knew I had to put him out of his misery but how? I've mashed one of these guys before in my shower and black ichor shot everywhere. So I decided to give ol' Cobby a burial at sea and I flushed him. Good night sweet prince.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Catch and Release #2

As promised, here is a photo of my bug catcher. I got it at Target. It's a pretty weak vacuum (it runs on AA batteries).

And here is the nasty-ass cave cricket (or camel cricket or "crazy jumper" as my Mom used to say). Clunky says they are blind and they jump at your eyes so they can steal your sight. I'm not sure if that has been scientifically proven.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

C-Dub's Catch and Release #1

I have a basement apartment. Because of this I get my fair share of bugs. Mostly spiders, cave crickets (or camel crickets), and an occasional centipede. I've seen some pretty cool bugs (like a wolf spider covered in spiderlings) so I've decided to start cataloging them. Hopefully I can get a camera with a better macro (any suggestions?) for some better pics. Here's the first bug in the series. A picture of my bug catching device to follow.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Baby's arm holding an apple.

Thanks to MeiyunnChung I have learned about the Elephant Trunk Clam or Geoduck.

Let's compare that phallic mollusk with the famous picture of Rasputin's cock.

If that's not a case for Intelligent Design then I don't know what is.