Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Of fish and rodents

Fish Update:

The angel babies finally went free-swimming so I took the leaf out of the breeder. A few minutes later, I noticed that the adult angels were hanging out under the breeder...

Yep, the babies were free-swimming right out of the breeder and into the mouths of the adults. Yum!

I now have one baby left, who seems smart enough to stay in the breeder. He's only about 1mm big so no pictures yet, but if he survives I'll take some.

So lets recap:
About 100 eggs laid
About 50 fertilized
About 40 hatched
About 30 free-swam
1 left....
It's no wonder they lay so many.

In knitting news, I finally embroidered faces on the last two hogs:
These are for my nieces for Christmas. Woohoo to presents done!

I hope every one in the area has been enjoying the hot weather. I've heard a lot of people complaining, but after the rain and drear we've had I'm enjoying it. Besides, it's the perfect opportunity to share a treat with a friend:


Yarnhog said...

That's really kind of gruesome. Aren't the babies their own?

Jeanne said...

I love the last picture of sharing your ice cream with the cat...

Angelika said...

That's what I call natural selection. I wonder how high their IQ would be, if they had one. Maybe the one will survive and will be your super angel fish. Let's cross our needles for that.