Day 207 – Teamwork
This has been the year of the bug. I suspect it is partly due to our cold, wet springinter.
We’ve always enjoyed the company of ants. Always. Because of the dogs I won’t put any poison down, but I have bought cinnamon by the truck load. House smells good, but it is only moderately effective. Our killing sprees have mostly been bleach, Formula 409 and other similar cleaning products.
This last week-end a rather large colony of black ants moved into a crack in the patio.
A new idea has sprung forth. We decided to offer the ants a piece of kibble or two if they promise to stay outside. I think it is a reasonable request.
At 4 am this morning we put 10 pieces of kibble down, some just inches away from the crack, some as far away as 2 ft. By 7 am all but three pieces of kibble had been moved to the crack and 10 am most of the kibble had been moved down into the crack.
I have to admit, it was fascinating watching them work together, I could actually see them move the kibble.