Monday, May 5, 2008
Row row row your boatman....
On the bug front, interesting news. Of sorts. I suspect the largest of the caddis fly larvae ate one of the littler ones. I found bits of it on the bottom of the aquarium. On Saturday we were outside sitting in the sun for a bit and a bug dropped from the sky in front of me. I got up to investigate and discovered a cute little water boatman. They fly from pond to pond looking for food and mates and occasionally drop to the earth for a rest. Of course I scooped it up and took it inside to the aquarium and plopped it in. It dove to the bottom immediately and spent a little time swimming around. A few hours later I went back to take a look and he was gone. It's been two days and there's no sign of it anywhere. I will undoubtedly find a little dried exoskeleton at some point.