The bug house of hope

the bug house of hope
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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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