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Re: Pets.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Jun 2019, 10:15am

JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 10:05am
Our aquarium (which has been housing our betta, Finny and nerite snail, Gordon) now has pest snails. I got a live aquatic plant that was supposed to be snail free, but I have since learned that one can never be guaranteed snail free (damn you, capitalism!). Right now, they are tiny, but I fear the tank will soon be overrun with them.

Anyone like escargot? :shifty:
I wasn't aware that could be a problem. So is the solution just to keep scooping 'em out once they get big enough to be noticed?
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Re: Pets.

Post by JennyB » 19 Jun 2019, 10:57am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 10:15am
JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 10:05am
Our aquarium (which has been housing our betta, Finny and nerite snail, Gordon) now has pest snails. I got a live aquatic plant that was supposed to be snail free, but I have since learned that one can never be guaranteed snail free (damn you, capitalism!). Right now, they are tiny, but I fear the tank will soon be overrun with them.

Anyone like escargot? :shifty:
I wasn't aware that could be a problem. So is the solution just to keep scooping 'em out once they get big enough to be noticed?
Welllllll...here's the thing. You have to kill them. You can't just flush them or set them free, because they are considered invasive. And guess who can't bring herself to kill them. I'm not trying to be a sanctimonious PETA type - I'm a carnivore - I just have a hard time killing things myself. I don't crush bugs, I put them on a piece of paper and let them outside. So I think this will have to be a job for VH. And he will have to do it without me knowing. :)
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Re: Pets.

Post by WestwayKid » 19 Jun 2019, 11:10am

JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 10:57am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 10:15am
JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 10:05am
Our aquarium (which has been housing our betta, Finny and nerite snail, Gordon) now has pest snails. I got a live aquatic plant that was supposed to be snail free, but I have since learned that one can never be guaranteed snail free (damn you, capitalism!). Right now, they are tiny, but I fear the tank will soon be overrun with them.

Anyone like escargot? :shifty:
I wasn't aware that could be a problem. So is the solution just to keep scooping 'em out once they get big enough to be noticed?
Welllllll...here's the thing. You have to kill them. You can't just flush them or set them free, because they are considered invasive. And guess who can't bring herself to kill them. I'm not trying to be a sanctimonious PETA type - I'm a carnivore - I just have a hard time killing things myself. I don't crush bugs, I put them on a piece of paper and let them outside. So I think this will have to be a job for VH. And he will have to do it without me knowing. :)
I feel ya'. I would also have a hard time killing them myself. I also rescue bugs and the like. It makes me feel sad. I'm always mindful of the fact that we're sharing this world with the rest of creation. I won't kill a spider simply because it's in my house - I'll just take it outside.
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Re: Pets.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Jun 2019, 11:31am

WestwayKid wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 11:10am
JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 10:57am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 10:15am
JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 10:05am
Our aquarium (which has been housing our betta, Finny and nerite snail, Gordon) now has pest snails. I got a live aquatic plant that was supposed to be snail free, but I have since learned that one can never be guaranteed snail free (damn you, capitalism!). Right now, they are tiny, but I fear the tank will soon be overrun with them.

Anyone like escargot? :shifty:
I wasn't aware that could be a problem. So is the solution just to keep scooping 'em out once they get big enough to be noticed?
Welllllll...here's the thing. You have to kill them. You can't just flush them or set them free, because they are considered invasive. And guess who can't bring herself to kill them. I'm not trying to be a sanctimonious PETA type - I'm a carnivore - I just have a hard time killing things myself. I don't crush bugs, I put them on a piece of paper and let them outside. So I think this will have to be a job for VH. And he will have to do it without me knowing. :)
I feel ya'. I would also have a hard time killing them myself. I also rescue bugs and the like. It makes me feel sad. I'm always mindful of the fact that we're sharing this world with the rest of creation. I won't kill a spider simply because it's in my house - I'll just take it outside.
Mosquitoes are the only bug that I kill without hesitation (no, wait, also wood lice). Ants and spiders and wasps all get secured and delivered outside.
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Re: Pets.

Post by JennyB » 19 Jun 2019, 12:13pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 11:31am
WestwayKid wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 11:10am
JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 10:57am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 10:15am
JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 10:05am
Our aquarium (which has been housing our betta, Finny and nerite snail, Gordon) now has pest snails. I got a live aquatic plant that was supposed to be snail free, but I have since learned that one can never be guaranteed snail free (damn you, capitalism!). Right now, they are tiny, but I fear the tank will soon be overrun with them.

Anyone like escargot? :shifty:
I wasn't aware that could be a problem. So is the solution just to keep scooping 'em out once they get big enough to be noticed?
Welllllll...here's the thing. You have to kill them. You can't just flush them or set them free, because they are considered invasive. And guess who can't bring herself to kill them. I'm not trying to be a sanctimonious PETA type - I'm a carnivore - I just have a hard time killing things myself. I don't crush bugs, I put them on a piece of paper and let them outside. So I think this will have to be a job for VH. And he will have to do it without me knowing. :)
I feel ya'. I would also have a hard time killing them myself. I also rescue bugs and the like. It makes me feel sad. I'm always mindful of the fact that we're sharing this world with the rest of creation. I won't kill a spider simply because it's in my house - I'll just take it outside.
Mosquitoes are the only bug that I kill without hesitation (no, wait, also wood lice). Ants and spiders and wasps all get secured and delivered outside.
I will slap a mosquito if it's on my person, but then and only then. I like to encourage the dragonfly population. They are pretty and they eat those shitheads. Bats, too. I love those damn sky puppies.
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Re: Pets.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Jun 2019, 12:20pm

JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 12:13pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 11:31am
WestwayKid wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 11:10am
JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 10:57am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 10:15am


I wasn't aware that could be a problem. So is the solution just to keep scooping 'em out once they get big enough to be noticed?
Welllllll...here's the thing. You have to kill them. You can't just flush them or set them free, because they are considered invasive. And guess who can't bring herself to kill them. I'm not trying to be a sanctimonious PETA type - I'm a carnivore - I just have a hard time killing things myself. I don't crush bugs, I put them on a piece of paper and let them outside. So I think this will have to be a job for VH. And he will have to do it without me knowing. :)
I feel ya'. I would also have a hard time killing them myself. I also rescue bugs and the like. It makes me feel sad. I'm always mindful of the fact that we're sharing this world with the rest of creation. I won't kill a spider simply because it's in my house - I'll just take it outside.
Mosquitoes are the only bug that I kill without hesitation (no, wait, also wood lice). Ants and spiders and wasps all get secured and delivered outside.
I will slap a mosquito if it's on my person, but then and only then. I like to encourage the dragonfly population. They are pretty and they eat those shitheads. Bats, too. I love those damn sky puppies.
We've looked into buying or building a place for bats to roost in our backyard, but haven't had too much luck.
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Re: Pets.

Post by JennyB » 19 Jun 2019, 12:28pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 12:20pm
JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 12:13pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 11:31am
WestwayKid wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 11:10am
JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 10:57am


Welllllll...here's the thing. You have to kill them. You can't just flush them or set them free, because they are considered invasive. And guess who can't bring herself to kill them. I'm not trying to be a sanctimonious PETA type - I'm a carnivore - I just have a hard time killing things myself. I don't crush bugs, I put them on a piece of paper and let them outside. So I think this will have to be a job for VH. And he will have to do it without me knowing. :)
I feel ya'. I would also have a hard time killing them myself. I also rescue bugs and the like. It makes me feel sad. I'm always mindful of the fact that we're sharing this world with the rest of creation. I won't kill a spider simply because it's in my house - I'll just take it outside.
Mosquitoes are the only bug that I kill without hesitation (no, wait, also wood lice). Ants and spiders and wasps all get secured and delivered outside.
I will slap a mosquito if it's on my person, but then and only then. I like to encourage the dragonfly population. They are pretty and they eat those shitheads. Bats, too. I love those damn sky puppies.
We've looked into buying or building a place for bats to roost in our backyard, but haven't had too much luck.
Same! Sometimes I think we share a brain, Doc.
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Re: Pets.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Jun 2019, 12:37pm

JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 12:28pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 12:20pm
JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 12:13pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 11:31am
WestwayKid wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 11:10am


I feel ya'. I would also have a hard time killing them myself. I also rescue bugs and the like. It makes me feel sad. I'm always mindful of the fact that we're sharing this world with the rest of creation. I won't kill a spider simply because it's in my house - I'll just take it outside.
Mosquitoes are the only bug that I kill without hesitation (no, wait, also wood lice). Ants and spiders and wasps all get secured and delivered outside.
I will slap a mosquito if it's on my person, but then and only then. I like to encourage the dragonfly population. They are pretty and they eat those shitheads. Bats, too. I love those damn sky puppies.
We've looked into buying or building a place for bats to roost in our backyard, but haven't had too much luck.
Same! Sometimes I think we share a brain, Doc.
I'm tellin' ya, we would have hung out in high school.
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Re: Pets.

Post by JennyB » 19 Jun 2019, 12:43pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 12:37pm
JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 12:28pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 12:20pm
JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 12:13pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 11:31am


Mosquitoes are the only bug that I kill without hesitation (no, wait, also wood lice). Ants and spiders and wasps all get secured and delivered outside.
I will slap a mosquito if it's on my person, but then and only then. I like to encourage the dragonfly population. They are pretty and they eat those shitheads. Bats, too. I love those damn sky puppies.
We've looked into buying or building a place for bats to roost in our backyard, but haven't had too much luck.
Same! Sometimes I think we share a brain, Doc.
I'm tellin' ya, we would have hung out in high school.
We would have sat on the smoker's hill and made fun of all the jocks.
Got a Rake? Sure!

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Re: Pets.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Jun 2019, 1:10pm

JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 12:43pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 12:37pm
JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 12:28pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 12:20pm
JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 12:13pm


I will slap a mosquito if it's on my person, but then and only then. I like to encourage the dragonfly population. They are pretty and they eat those shitheads. Bats, too. I love those damn sky puppies.
We've looked into buying or building a place for bats to roost in our backyard, but haven't had too much luck.
Same! Sometimes I think we share a brain, Doc.
I'm tellin' ya, we would have hung out in high school.
We would have sat on the smoker's hill and made fun of all the jocks.
I'd bet decent money that a third of the people I hung out with in high school are either dead or have criminal records.
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Re: Pets.

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Re: Pets.

Post by Marky Dread » 23 Jun 2019, 4:39am

JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 12:13pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 11:31am
WestwayKid wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 11:10am
JennyB wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 10:57am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 10:15am


I wasn't aware that could be a problem. So is the solution just to keep scooping 'em out once they get big enough to be noticed?
Welllllll...here's the thing. You have to kill them. You can't just flush them or set them free, because they are considered invasive. And guess who can't bring herself to kill them. I'm not trying to be a sanctimonious PETA type - I'm a carnivore - I just have a hard time killing things myself. I don't crush bugs, I put them on a piece of paper and let them outside. So I think this will have to be a job for VH. And he will have to do it without me knowing. :)
I feel ya'. I would also have a hard time killing them myself. I also rescue bugs and the like. It makes me feel sad. I'm always mindful of the fact that we're sharing this world with the rest of creation. I won't kill a spider simply because it's in my house - I'll just take it outside.
Mosquitoes are the only bug that I kill without hesitation (no, wait, also wood lice). Ants and spiders and wasps all get secured and delivered outside.
I will slap a mosquito if it's on my person, but then and only then. I like to encourage the dragonfly population. They are pretty and they eat those shitheads. Bats, too. I love those damn sky puppies.
Someone has to call their band The Sky Puppies.
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Re: Pets.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Jun 2019, 7:09am

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Re: Pets.

Post by BostonBeaneater » 29 Jun 2019, 7:08pm

My wife had a pet story in the Globe today.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/2 ... story.html
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Re: Pets.

Post by Mimi » 30 Jun 2019, 11:05am

Lately, I've been wiping a damp paper towel over my cat's fur, and they love it. Not sure if it's because it's hotter than a mofo or if it mimics mom's tongue or what. Licorice loves it which is unusual as she hates to get that intense level of grooming.

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