microbes eat my garbage! Or something like that...
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Time to wake--oh, hai!
Warning: Repulsive image ahead.
...Still here? Well, at least you've been warned. Me, I had no clue. Took the lid off the rescue-attempt unit, and:
The fire and subsequent clearing destroyed my winterized double-decker BSFL-wormery; these relatively few grubs were all I could salvage, and they were sluggish with chill when I stuck them in their temporary home. Tossed in some food and some leaves so they could choose whether to eat or sleep, and pretty much forgot about them after the week of uninterrupted winter we suffered through this year; there wasn't much insulation in the improvised planter-and-weight assemblage, nor sufficient grub-mass to generate any heat worth considering, and I figured they were all either dormant or dead.
I should know better. Repulsive is as difficult to discourage as any movie-screen monster. (Not that I'm saying he's out for brains--though he would eat them if you offered! It's just that uncounted masses of quickly squirming things like King Ludwig's take on maggots rather irrestibly call cinema horrors to mind. Or is that just me? -G-)
Grub season is still officially two months away, but apparently Repulsive doesn't like naptime.
The Grub That Will Not Sleep. Does Gary Larsen write horror scripts, do you think?