Monday, May 17, 2010

Latest Doings

In the wild, iris larvae have largely gone into their 4th instar, though some late ones were held up whilst skin changing by last week's cold weather. The more advanced ones are heading towards the final skin change - they will be feeding up fast in this warm weather. I am having problems keeping track of these big boys as they are quite mobile - one has travelled 3m. Also, and worryingly, I may have lost a couple of larvae that were skin changing, presumably to tit predation - either that or they went trucking big time the moment they changed skin (and I failed to find the cast skin).

Thank you to everyone who voted Purple at the general election. We are forming a coalition goverment with the Ulster Unionists...


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