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The night shift

Posted by on November 4, 2012

Fire ants (these appear to be native Southern fire ants, Solenopsis xyloni, but could be imported Solenopsis invicta) make trails from their principal burrows to a good food source requiring extended dismemberment and caravan work. This trail is 48 feet long. In north Georgia, we would only see parts of these trails, as most of them would be beneath a thin clay roof. The sand here will not support such structures. All of the mounds I have seen have been in grassed areas, where I presume that the grass roots help support the burrow.



Spiders are everywhere. I hope they are eating mosquitoes. Many small ones drift down into the boat on their wind-blown streamer webs. Some work around the outside and occasionally the inside of the tent. I’m happy to have them.



2 Responses to The night shift

  1. Linda Roberts-Betsch

    Robert – will you be near Ft. Walton Beach (Okaloosa Island)? If so, you could stay in my beach condo there. Please let me know and I will make arrangements. We will be there for Thanksgiving but otherwise, it is not booked.


    • Robert Fuller

      That is incredibly generous! I’m a little dependent on the weather right now because I am sailing and paddling in the Gulf. I am camped tonight on the north end of St. Joseph Peninsula, which should put me in the Intracoastal at Ft. Walton Beach either Saturday or Sunday. If it would not be a bother, I would love to take you up on your offer.

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