The bug house of hope


the bug house of hope
Originally uploaded by Liz Henry.

Inspired by “Free Willy”, Moomin has determined to befriend and train a nest of ants. Sugar is all over the patio in patterns that lead to the trap, and then a tunnel made from a straw.

The tunnel leads to the “bug house” made at camp. People, I am not sure why a bug house out of two styrofoam bowls taped together with a hole broken in. (I think it helps if you write “bug house” on it so the bugs know they are welcome.) I guess a milk carton is too inherently gross, even if well-rinsed, and what else is there? I should think a peanut-butter jar instead with holes poked into the top.

Styrofoam bowls! What were they thinking!

Perhaps a pet tarantuala for Christmas? He’s speaking gently to the ants to persuade them. It’s breaking my heart. I don’t think they’re the sort of ants that like sugar.

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12 Responses to The bug house of hope

  1. Vanda says:

    A tarantula makes such a good pet. Any when he gets fed up with it, they sure make a great conversation peice.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The other Liz here. How about Uncle Miltie's Aunt Farm? My boys loved theirs.Cat food is popular with ants.A cool geeky one is herehttp://www.antworkstoys.com/Here's a big selection of various ant farmshttp://tinyurl.com/orn5s

  3. badgermama says:

    Wow that's a good idea! I could try an ant farm!

  4. Mom101 says:

    Maybe they're holding out for a condo?

  5. Mom101 says:

    Oh, and we featured a really cool antfarm of sorts on Cool Mom Picks this week. Monday if you're interested…

  6. Jo says:

    Yes, these are the kind of ants that like Meat.

  7. mothergoosemouse says:

    As a child, I once spilled my father's bottle of beer. The ants loved it.

  8. Melissa CookingDiva says:

    Happy BlogDay dear Liz! Un abrazo,M

  9. minnie says:

    aunt farm!! no way am i getting inside two styrofoam bowls…

  10. SJ says:

    Ant farms are sad, though, when the ladies all die. I didn't know there were anti-sugar ants. Crazy.

  11. sweatpantsmom says:

    I think the bug tunnel is pure genius. I have two girly girls so there is no such activity around here. Sadly, there would only be squealing and squashing.

  12. Alexis says:

    Here are a few cool ones as wellhttp://www.bio-spheres.com