I’ve been away a bit. Doing stuff, and work has taken a turn for the busier. As this is what I consider my “journal”, I’m not going to spend a bunch of time on the missed items, as most of it is boring day-to-day stuff. Instead, here are few shots of the zoo, which I DO find interesting, and I hope you all do as well!
Aquatics is progressing nicely. I have branched into freshwater planted stuff just to see if I can do it. (So far so good!)
The reef stuff is going along smoothly, and the Fish only tank is populated and happy.
The Tarantula gang lost a member, and gained two new denizens, so I’m up to twenty at this point. Other than the late lamented P. ornata, everybody else is doing nicely, building tunnels, molting, and generally just doing their spiderly bits. My OBT (Pterinochilus murinus) has decided to become an avid fan of all things computer screen-ey, and as such, even during meals has created a silk TV chair to watch the screen. This is one of the T’s that is supposed to be a terror and purveyor of the “Major Threat Display!(tm)”. So far, this kid has been calm, figured out the noise at the top of the enclosure is “feeding time”, and is a fan of “The Expanse’. Go figure. 😀
The P. murinus in a comfy chair, eating and watching scifi. 😀
Writing is picking back up for those who are waiting with baited breath. I’m not pushing it. There has been a minor pause for a rework on the outline and a critical look at the manuscript as it progresses. I’m having fun. If you can’t wait for book #2, I suggest getting into tarantula keeping or fish. heh heh.
Anyway, here are some shots of my passions…er hobbies.
I hope the new year is treating all of you well, and if not, you should grab the new year by the ears and smack it with a trout. 😉
The Zoo Room
The Reef is lookin’ real reefy. New light rig for the setup. Mucho happy with this.
The 10 gallon pico tank rolls on. Yes there be Nemos.
The Yellow prawn goby and the reclusive tiger pistol shrimp doing ze under-rock architecture. These two form a symbiotic relationship: The shrimp is nearly blind but builds cool apartments. The goby can see really well, and helps feed the shrimp and looks out for danger. A win-win situation. 🙂
The 29 Fish only tank.
The prettiest eyes on a fish I have ever seen.
The Coral Beauty Angel
Tres’ Amigos, Engineer goby trio are the latest in the 29.
Wide shot of the 10 gallon planted freshwater tank. Cloudy a bit as I was changing up stuff.
My stalwart veterans of freshwater shenanigans get a look at the new digs.
The saltwater QT tank is set up and ready for new members of the zoo.
Sadly, my P. ornata had a bad molt, and shuffled off the mortal coil. RIP lil’ dude, you would have been spectacular. 😦
As the new year dawned, me and Dorian wave to all of you folks! (Excuse the cough syrup stained me…I was sick as a dog during this little photo op. Dorian, however, was not. 😀
The P. irminia is one molt away from a new bigger house.
Showin’ off the “blue”. P. cancerides.
Phormictopus cancerides (Haitian Brown) in da house!
Feedin’ like a sir.
Elvis impersonation. (Even has food in its mouth.) 😀
Hapalopus sp. Colombia (Pumpkin patch)
New houses for the new kids.
Another shot of the pumpkin patch
Do not let your G. rosea drink and hang out.
The P. cambridgei stretching. New house time!
And viola! New house for the P. cambridgei