Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Ladybugs Have Arrived!

The title of this post is probably a mystery to you unless you saw my Facebook post on Smiley's birthday. For the big guy's 6th Birthday we bought him a ladybug farm and sent away for the little critters. Just as we were giving up hope of them ever arriving, they showed up in the mailbox today!

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First we took apart the terrarium and added water to the feeding station. "You strong," Smiley said as I pulled a wire loose. Darn tootin', kid.

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We then unpacked the ladybugs from the mailing tube.

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When it came time to open the tube that included the live ladybug larvae (?) and feeding gel, Smiley got squeamish. So I added the little guys myself.


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He seems to love the setup, especially the magnifying lens built into the top of the dome. Here's hoping they give him lots of joy this summer!

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3 comments:

Jeanne said...

That is awesome, Smiley talked to me about the Lady bugs all the time. Glad they came, hope they do well.

Keri said...

Cool!

Sybil said...

Never seen sucha thing...Just loved he intent look on the faces of both the kids !! and even Dad's !!
Happy belated birthday hansome one..
Love Sybil xx