Handle With Care - LIVE ANIMALS
Our local post office called me while I was headed back to the house from doing the morning chores. They told me that our mail lady had a box that said it had Live Animals in it...WHAT?? Momma and I were stumped, neither one of us had ordered a critter that we could recollect. However, upon questioning Stockton, we had forgotten he'd ordered 1,000 Meal Worms off Amazon with his "Mouse Money". He is the Official Mouse Exterminator, and keeps an ever growing chart of the mice he's caught on the refrigerator door. He gets paid $.50 cents a mouse, or something like that and can either spend the money in cash, or he can use it as internet money.
On this particular morning, I was all in a huff to get some hatching eggs sent to a lady in VA, so between that and the other morning chores, we were all rushing around like crazy people. But, I'm proud to say I got my packaged shipped off and we safely got the Mealies back home. Are you ready to meet them?
The sender packaged the worms in a cloth bag, that was stuffed with newspaper. As soon as he opened the box you could hear all sorts of worm noises coming from the bag..and no I'm not sure what noises worms make...but they were making some!
Upon opening the bag we discovered that the Mealies were crawling all over the place.
Prior to opening the package, we set up their container with brown rice flour, oats, and an apple (that's how they get their water, from the moisture of fruits and vegetables).
Rusty, who was inside at the time (actually, he always seems to be inside...) took great interest in all the rattling of sacks and especially the apple in the Mealies container. ; )
Look at all the Mealies..
They were pretty cold this morning, as the air was chilly, but quickly warmed up being in the same room as the fire.
They are as happy as a larks..except please don't tell them that they might became lizard food in the near future!
I have kept a secret from you, my dear readers. While we're on the subject of worms, I think I should mention that I've had a ever-growing colony of Meal Worms in my closet for the better part of 6 months now. Yes, I admit it. Now you know one of my darkest secret.
The Worm Hoarder