Sunday, September 20, 2009

Nothing thrilling under my rocks today

Today is International Rock Flipping Day, and I was out early in search of some good "look-unders" but I wasn't too thrilled with what I found.

A colony of ants, suddenly exposed, scurries to protect their babies (the little white things). I can't tell you how many rocks have ants under them, or how uninterested I am in them. These are Argentine ants, and they are everywhere, all year long. There was a nice little video someone took of what appears to be a similar frenzy of exposed ants. You have, maybe, 5 seconds before you have ants running up your legs. Time to put the rock back and move on.


A few isopods.



This sowbug killer spider has good "ick" value, but still nothing I haven't seen a bunch of times over.

I don't know if I'll get a chance to do any more look-unders today. It's too hot out right now.

In the meantime, check out other peoples' findings on Flickr, and also on the Wanderin' Weeta Blog

5 comments:

  1. The sowbug killer spider has a real yuck look alright!!! Ewwww.

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  2. Interesting, I think the spider is the best looking of the bunch! And what a name!

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  3. That sowbug killer spider is awesome! Fantastic image - nice and sharp and great colour, very cool! Kudos.

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  4. Sadly, the sowbug spider picture didn't load for me, so I missed it. I'll check back another time. I'm happy to have found your blog and now I know where to come when I have bug questions!

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  5. Great spider! I'm guessing we don't have those in KS - never seen one anyway. Their colors are nice.

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