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Offline longedge

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Mealworms.
« on: March 28, 2018, 04:01:08 PM »
I ordered a Kg of mealworms earlier today and just got confirmation that they have been despatched. The supplier hopes I enjoy my purchase  :rofl:
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Re: Mealworms.
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2018, 07:56:38 PM »
 Just remember, dont eat them all at once, and I'd recommend sharing them with the birds  :rofl:  :smiley: xx
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2018, 08:25:41 PM »
I keep them in a big plastic tub and every time I open it to get some out I do always think to myself that they actually smell quite tasty in a savoury sort of way - I will nevertheless resist the temptation  :smiley:. Just as a matter of interest, I read today that it's a good idea to soak them in a little water overnight before putting them out particularly when chicks are being fed with them. So I'll try it, I wouldn't want next years robins choking on their breakfast!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 10:07:18 PM »
 Ive heard that about soaking in water too, and I'd like to try that. (Am happy getting dried ones, cant bring myself to go for live ones!)   do you know when chick season starts? Xx
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2018, 10:35:55 PM »
Ruth told me they were a new Pot Noodle ..........also it reminds me of a mate who because he lives in a even more rural area than me  buys everything online and every month his wife orders loads of stuff they cannot buy local.....on one of his recent shops he ordered 3 boxes of Imodium Extra on Ebay and had to laugh when he put on his feedback "thank god they arrived just in time" lol  or one of my recent embarrassing moments while paying for my stuff at the till the lass said your going to be busy?  aye I have decided to splash out on a new bog seat! lol  I could feel my face getting redder and also the other customers P****** themselves behind me in the queue......the lass on the till just gave me a very stern look. Is it a fact that we get dafter as we get older? as its looking that way here 8-)
 

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Re: Mealworms.
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2018, 09:37:03 AM »
Should be nesting now I think, depending on location and weather but they have several broods throughout the year - they lead a busy life.

As far as getting dafter is concerned, I wouldn't really know - I was never lucky enough to get undaft  :smiley:
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Re: Mealworms.
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2018, 11:11:33 AM »
I dont think getting undaft is lucky -i wouldnt like to be undaft -that would require a complete personality change -i,ve always been daft - i was even in the D for daft stream at secondary school.

meal worms -yummy -i bought some last year to feed a poorly hedgehog but like Emz cant bring myself to use live ones not because i am squimish but I,m way too soft -by nightfall they would all be living in a glass tank paradise hotels and have names. :rofl:

You do know that mealworms are the new lobster in certain circles - but is also being seriousely considered for mass market nutrition -mealworm burger anyone. :coffeetoast:
(Sometimes i,m so glad i,m a veggie.  :rofl:)

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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2018, 01:09:15 PM »
I can just see the adverts for MacCritters.....99p for todays special Grilled Mealworm Burger and Flies hmmmmm tasty lol  only you could have pet worms Karen  and agree with ya better to be daft than normal and boring.

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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2018, 06:00:07 PM »
I had pet caterpillars when I was a kid. :rofl:

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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2018, 11:52:47 AM »
Now why doesn't that surprise me Karen :rofl:  I bet you gave them all names too like Colin, Clive did you take them out for walks?  :rofl:
ps attached a photo of Cyril  :smiley:

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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2018, 04:46:59 PM »
He is a cutie .I don't think I named them there were always too many.I kept them in an old fish tank and feed them leaves until they turned into Chrysalis.Do you ever watch the Durells I was that kid.
And I haven't got a bucket of frogspawn in the utility room waiting for the chances of the pond freezing to end. :whistle: :rofl:

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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2018, 11:34:02 PM »
Hey George talking of bird food this weather is causing havoc with my fat balls on the feeders its so hot they are melting! yep the lazy birds are sitting below the feeders waiting for them to drip down lol there was a young Goldfinch sat there when a lump dropped down and just missed his little head.....I would love to know what they are thinking lol. Woke up a bit down today but the sight of them covered in lard or whatever it has to make ya laugh.
Hope your well?
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Re: Mealworms.
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2018, 09:02:35 AM »
Mornin' Brian - I think we all have lots of 'down days', I certainly do but heh-ho it's another sunny morning and England have made it through to the k.o. stages. My cousin in Germany was really down in the dumps about 'his' team - he, unlike me, is really into football :smiley:.

I don't put fatballs out in the summer, I've found that the birds here don't come for them like they do in the winter. I suppose there's lots of natural food for them. They do however come for the few mealworms I put out each day.

You're very lucky with the range of wildlife you've got up there, what I see is generally much more mundane. The robins make up for it though  :smiley:.

Ah well...  time to put the kettle on and get a bowl of "Fruit and Fibre".
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Re: Mealworms.
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2018, 11:52:21 AM »
I'm the same regarding football haven't a clue who plays for who and only thing i know is how many cars David Beckham has and why his wife seems so glum all the time, it just proves having millions in the bank doesn't make everyone happy....having said that I wouldn't mind having his millions so i could buy a island for a wildlife sanctuary and a few more Harleys lol.
At least the Fruit and fibre will keep ya regular lol  Karen was telling me about recipes for bird feeders so I will be making some to try on the cuties, the peanuts are still mega expensive up here, don't know if there is a shortage or they are just being greedy at the shops?
I have been restoring a Carl Zeiss 50mm lens (1973 model) for use on my Canon and surprised at how close focusing it is at around 12" from the subject and mega sharp detail. It was also cheap due to being classed as well used but not its sorted its like a new lens and will make a lovely lens for flower shots and maybe insects if i use an extension ring at around 25mm.
Oh well shut now as i can go on for hours about photography etc lol
Stay well
Brian

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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2018, 09:15:54 PM »
Photography is an interesting topic :-)  has reminded me that I was going to add a photo of my fox, by the time I've logged off I forget I need to go on my computer to change the size so I can add it!  Maybe I'll remember today lol! Xx
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