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30 Days of Photos - #3 - From An Ant's Perspective

Welcome to 30 Days of Photos, where 16 bloggers are participating in posting a photo a day for 30 days. Here are the other 15 you can visit after you've been here:

ZivaMikeNicky & MikeMoMeleahBryanMariannMalissaNoraLaughing MomTanyaElizabeth00dozoCheryl and Kristen

And just when you thought it was safe to got out among our meme (French for "the same") participants Mike and Diva have decided to spread the pain and have added Pam and Katherine to our little band of idiots. Gosh they better stop soon. I'm running out of digits to keep track of all of them.





If you were an ant on my backyard patio, this may well be the last thing you'd ever see. It's an ant trap. Kind of like a Hymenoptera mausoleum if you will.

Did you know there are ants on every continent except Antarctica?

Ants and their larvae are actually eaten by humans in different parts of the world. Not in my backyard, though. That's why we have traps.

Comments

Cadeaux said…
You could at least carve a tiny sofa out of balsa wood to shove into the holes for them...make them feel a little more comfy during their death throes. ;)
nonamedufus said…
Actuallt there's a little chair. An electric chair. Bwahahaha...
I was an ant on your patio. Now I've come back as a worm. You've ruined my life.
Whoa. Throwing out the big words there, big guy. :) Glad you provided the link. I didn't want to look that one up myself.
00dozo said…
I see you spelled "Ziva" as "Diva" in your third paragraph. A Freudian slap, oops, I mean 'slip', perhaps? Heh, heh.

Cruel. My original thought for today's theme involved an (older) form of cruelty - one that is probably no longer practiced - but I didn't want to fry the innards of my camera by trying to shoot the sun through a magnifying glass.

;-)
laughing mom said…
You could fasten a little welcome mat or something for the door, you know. Maybe put some little tiki torches to light the way in? In our house I'm the "ant vacuumer". They get in every so often, and then I let them feel the void.
Mike said…
As another well known meme says: "It's a trap!"
nonamedufus said…
There is an ant afterlife? God help us all.
nonamedufus said…
Backyard's not a big word. It is a back yard...with lots of ants. I love driving over the ant hills with the lawnmower and see them scatter. Did I say that out loud?
nonamedufus said…
She'll be happy. I've called her much worse there Miss Torture Lady..
nonamedufus said…
...bring in a couple of ant hula dancers, maybe?
nonamedufus said…
If this were an ant horror movie all the little ants watching it would be saying to themselves "Don't go through that door, don't go through that door."
Ziva said…
That doesn't exactly look like a great place to die. I'm with laughing mom, if you're going to kill the little bastards, at least make it nice and cozy.

And don't think I didn't notice your creative spelling of my name. You're laughing now, but many men have been reduced to tears by the sting of my whip.
Linda Medrano said…
You don't like ants in your backyard? I love ants. They are so organized and hard working. Killing them off like this is just so brutal. Good picture though.
nonamedufus said…
Oh, Ziva, my diva, giva a guy a break.
nonamedufus said…
Oh, I'm not a mass murderer.They're fine in the backyard. It's when they get in the house. That's why we have the traps by the doors.
Cheryl P. said…
I'm ok with your little death chamber thingy. I will give props to the ants of the world for being hard little workers and all....but seperating the nice little ants from the bastardly "fire ants" that leave blistery itchy welts on one's legs that is a whole other matter. I think those little boogers need to come and visit your little trap.
Quirky Loon said…
I can't tell you how relieved I am to read that in your world you don't eat ants and their larvae.

Whew!

I'll sleep much better tonight.

heh heh
meleahrebeccah said…
Oh we need an ant trap around here, like asap!
nonamedufus said…
I hate when that happens. Like when you're sitting at the patio table and all of a sudden there's an army of the little buggers crawling up your legs. Quick. Get the death chamber thingies! (Is the plural ie or y...I don't know. I took a guess.)
nonamedufus said…
Unless I accidentally BBQ'd them with the burgers, I'd never knowingly eat and ant. Cause then I'd rant and I can't do that.(Pant, pant)
nonamedufus said…
Really? I think there's a sale on at Hymenopteras R Us Dot Com.
Ziva said…
Oh, noname, my dufus, you can call me anything you want.
Cheryl P. said…
I think you have it right...death chamber thingies...either way the little buggers need to die.
nonamedufus said…
I'm with you on that Miss P.
nonamedufus said…
As long as I don't call you late for dinner?
Cheryl said…
I'm so glad you cleared up any confusion about what you will and won't eat in your backyard. Are spiders fair game?
laughing mom said…
Maybe just a red light over the door?
Ziva said…
You wouldn't.
Nora Blithe said…
I had not thought about people eating ants. A photo of chocolate pouring down over the camera would have been funny. Of course, that would ruin my cat theme but for chocolate I might make an exception!
nonamedufus said…
Um, ah, no. The only web I'm into is the interweb.
nonamedufus said…
I know your kind. You'll do anything for chocolate. I'm gonna get back to you after I do a little thinking.
Nora Blithe said…
Guilty as charged!

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nonamedufus said…
Okay I thought about it. You can call me at 1-819-IMA-PERV
nonamedufus said…
I'll see what I can whip up for you.
nonamedufus said…
Yeah, that ought do it.
Ziva said…
Hah! Punny dufus. I'll be awaiting that dinner invitation, but first, I have to figure out how to crop tomorrow's photo..
nonamedufus said…
That's okay. For a minute there I thought you were going to slap me.
MalisaHargrove said…
When I come to see you in Canada, I think we should have bar-b-qued ants. Ants on the barbie. Grilled ants. Fire kissed ants. It might be a little difficult to keep the ants on the grill, but with enough Crown Royal, we might manage it!
nonamedufus said…
Yeah, BBQ-ing ants could get a little antsy but you're right. wWith the proper libation we may not notice. Y'all come, ya hear?
Pam said…
Fun idea!
Mikewj said…
We own an electric mousetrap, and it's extremely gratifying. You should make one for your ants. It'll make you smile and smile.

Good photo, NoName.
Mikewj said…
If Ziva would crop a photo, imagine what she might do to you.
frankleemeidere said…
We're fighting an infestation of ants right now. When I lived on the farm as a kid we never bought crunchy peanut butter because you could never be sure what was providing the crunch. Nature is stupid.
Ziva said…
Only if you beg me to.
nonamedufus said…
Yeah, BBQ-ing ants could get a little antsy but you're right. wWith the proper libation we may not notice. Y'all come, ya hear?
nonamedufus said…
These puns are starting to head in a whole different direction.As Ian Dury used to say, "Hit me with your rhythm stick, hit me, hit me, hit me..."
nonamedufus said…
I'm into saving energy, Mike. But not ants. Although what your proposing might be better than television. Well except when the NFL's Gi-ants are playing.
nonamedufus said…
Oh, Frank. I may never eat crunchy peanut butter again. Blech. Good luck with your infestation.
Liz A. said…
I did know that about ants because I wikied ants trying to come up with something to take a picture of.

Mausoleums are off putting. Kind of like your photo. Though I can't say why, and that's a good thing.
nonamedufus said…
I knew right away the pic I was going to take. We have these little things outside all the doors to the house. They were just there. Now if the competition occurred in January I'd really have been challenged.

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