--MichaelDark site scope: Meade 8" f/6 DobWeeknight scopes: C9.25/iEQ45M, C102/LXD-75(I am looking for a 1980s Edmund Scientific 3" f/10 red-tube reflector, PM me if you have or know of one!)
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A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball
A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform
A PST Double Stack
Who you jivin' with that Cosmic Debris? "all science is either physics or stamp collecting" -- Lord Rutherford
Celestron C9.25-S CG-5 mount Explore Scientific ED80 CG-4 Complete set of ES 82's Canon T1i LS60THa
Meade LS8 ACF Meade 2" Diagonal Apetura 10" Tweakers Package Meade ETX-125, ETX-90 for Solar Celestron 80mm APO PST Meade SWA - 34mm,28mm,24mm,20mm Brandon 32mm, 16mm Vernonscope 40mm Erfle 2" ES 14mm,11mm,6.7mm 8.8 Nagler 13mm T6, Pan 19mm Meade 12.4 Pl,9.7mm, 15mm SP Meade 2x Shorty Barlow Powermate 2.5x WO Bino Viewer, 20mm 66* pair Denkmier 2 Super System Meade Nebula Filters Meade 9x60 Bino Vivitar S1 8x42 Bino Canon T2i, 18-55mm, 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm
Quote:Would somebody be kind enough to post a photo of a fire ant mound? I see lots of anthills around here, some as high as a foot. But I haven't gone out of my way to tick them off.
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Quote:Quote:Would somebody be kind enough to post a photo of a fire ant mound? I see lots of anthills around here, some as high as a foot. But I haven't gone out of my way to tick them off. Here ya' go! We have our yard treated for weeds and insects, including the lovely fire ant. Nasty critters, these.David
Quote:I would lose my mind if I discovered ants all over me while observing...
George RoffeKingwood, TX
Quote:Quote:I would lose my mind if I discovered ants all over me while observing... I am only thankful I wasn't holding a 31 mm Nagler or what not. After the episode, I couldn't help but be reminded of the story story Leiningen verses the Ants by Carl Stephenson. It is a common stable of middle school reading curriculums in the United States. You may have read it....plantation owner is besieged by an army of ants that devours anything in its path. Although this time, it is my telescope and view of the Moon that is at stake!
Webster/Zambuto 14.5" f/4.3 truss dob
Tele Vue-102, Gibralter mount
Tele Vue-76, Tele Pod mount
Canon 10x30 & 15x50 IS binocs
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
Quote:....and now a discussion about sink holes.......
Quote:I have found Amdro to be the best treatment. I sprinkle it heavily on any mounds, or where there is evidence of the ants.
Shane in black-zone New Mexico
Scopes: CPC8, TV85+Voyager Binos: 40-70mm, GT80mm~45deg
"We live in the sky, not under it." John Tyndall
Quote:Fire ants are not really ants, they are wingless wasps.
DreamCatcher Dobservatory/AstroTech 16" dob.
Quote: Quote:Fire ants are not really ants, they are wingless wasps.
Wow! no wonder they are so feared! Thanks for this information.
Quote:Those little buggers have been terrible this year. I've had to treat my yard 3 times this summer, and every time they come back with friends. Looks like I'll have to put the nuclear option on the table...
Quote:Fire ant is the popular name for ants in the genus Solenopsis. There are over 285 species worldwide. They are stinging ants and most of their common names reflect this...
Quote:I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
I ache, therefore I am
12" ScopeScavenger Truss Prototype 1.0 http://scopescavengerastronomy.blogspot.com ETX90 with goto--currenltly on loan to an aspiring young astronomer Z12 Zhumell Dob with setting circles and digital inclinometer--currently dissected for parts EPs (Agena 24-8mm zoom, 30mm 2" zhumell, 28mm super plossl, Celestron basic kit 15mm and 9mm) 10x42 Alpen binos 20x80 binos
Quote:Those are such lovely creatures. I was in Fort Worth. My boy was 9 months. Crawled around the rosebush and we heard him whimper. Pulled him out and he was covered in fireants (he was only in his diaper since it was so hot and we are rednecks). The quickest thing to do was hose him off....which he hated worse than the bites. We have a photo of him looking like he has chicken pox he has so many bites. But never cried from the bites. Tough kid.