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Swedish ant bed

I know they say everything is bigger in Texas, but when it comes to ant beds, I think Sweden is in the lead.

These are what ant beds look like in Sweden. They are all over the forest. Mainly made with pine needles. If you go up close, you can hear all the ants moving around (as well as adjusting your eyes to realize that the entire pile is covered and moving with ants). It’s fascinating and replusive at the same time.

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Not everything is bigger in Texas

A little nature lesson today. This is what ant beds look like in Sweden. They are made from pine needles in the forest and are enormous!

 

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Christmas gift ideas pt. 3

Ok, I don’t actually want this gift, but I would consider buying it if I were forced to be a secret santa at the office for someone I hate. Feel free to use the idea on irritating relatives or co-workers.

This is an ant watch.  It contains 5 LIVE ants!  It doesn’t tell time, but how fun would it be to have someone ask you for the time when you could look at your watch and scream, “AHH!!! ANTS!!!”  I might buy it just for that.

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Bugs

One good thing about living in Sweden – a surprisingly small amount of bugs in the house.  No roaches!  Only fruit flies for 2 weeks of the year and maybe a small spider or two.  It’s really spoiling me for vacations in warmer countries.  In Texas this summer, it was an ant invasion.  In Italy, it was furry centipedes and a scorpion.   I think the only reason these bugs exist in warmer countries is to keep people in the north.  Otherwise it would be deserted up here.

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