A New Place For Gems

If you have enjoyed the gems that I’ve posted on this blog, you’ll be happy to hear about a new site I started today. FreeMacMusic.com is where I’ll be putting the gems from here on out.

You can check out the site here. And sign up for updates by email here.

I hope that some of you will come by and hear the good music and comment on the ones you like.

24 Hours of Work

I learned something about my little ants. They naturally take shifts when working on the tunnels. At first I thought that I just had some lazy ants, but it turns out that while some sleep, others will work. Then they will switch.

So it has been 24 hours on a rotating shift, and they have one very long tunnel to show for it. It’s fun to watch them go into the tunnel and ball up the gel and bring it back up. By request, I’ve taken some more photos of their work, and also took some close up ones. I suggest that you click on the close up pictures and view the extra large size of the photos. You can see how sharp their pinchers are and you can even see the eyes on a couple. (The close up pictures are not incredibly clear because the plastic throws off the focus.)

Ant Farm

Ant Farm

Ant Farm

Ant Farm

Ant Farm

Meet My Friends

For Christmas, my sister gave me a very fun gift. It is an ant farm….but not just any ant farm. This one uses a gel rather than sand. And it is lit from the bottom so it has a really neat glow.

A couple weeks ago, I sent for the ants in the mail. I just got back from San Francisco last night and they were waiting for me on my desk. I put the ants into the ant farm and I’m very excited to watch them do their work. Although, so far, they haven’t done much work. These harvester ants will die of famine if they don’t get to work.

I’ll keep you all updated on the progress. Anyone have an idea of how long this might take? At the rate they’re going, I’m going to have to plan for their food money in my retirement fund.

Here are a couple pictures of the little guys in their new home.

My Buddies

My Buddies

Update: 24 hours of work