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Poll #736069 Ladybugs

Ladybugs in the Refrigerator

Just Not Right
Convenient Bug Storage
What's for Dinner


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kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: May 25th, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Reminiscent of my parents having this discussion when I was a kidlet.
mjperson From: mjperson Date: May 25th, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's not Right!

Some things are "Just Not Right". Storing bugs in the fridge with your food is high on this list. Indeed, a great many things related to bugs are high on this list...
From: desireearmfeldt Date: May 25th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Er, you're aware you've gone temporarily mad, yes? :)
arcanology From: arcanology Date: May 25th, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

I didn't notice that this was in some way different than normal behavior.

The madness, it is permanent.

The bugs, they will stay fresh.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: May 25th, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, where else do you keep your ladybugs?
From: desireearmfeldt Date: May 25th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
A jar is traditional.

Or on plants. They're good for plants.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: May 25th, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Er, perhaps I should clarify that "in the refrigerator" means "in a jar in the refrigerator" rather than "free range ladybugs in the refrigerator." :)
From: desireearmfeldt Date: May 25th, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
That does in fact change my mental image, but leaves me more baffled than before.

Whose refrigerator?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: May 25th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
My refrigerator, but still only hypothetically. (tirinian thinks that the answer is Just Not Right, so it'll probably stay hypothetical).

To explain the premise more:
There are aphids on the rosebushes outside. One can buy ladybugs at Pemberton Farms. However, it would be silly to dump several hundred ladybugs on one eight-inch rosebush, all at the same time. If you leave the ladybugs in the jar at room temperature, they run around and get bored and hungry. If you put them in the fridge, they hibernate for the winter until you need them. (Similar things are done with mealworms for those whose pets eat them.)
twe From: twe Date: May 25th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, you guys do still have my little half fridge somewhere, in addition to your big fridge, right? Why not plug that it and put them in there?
jdbakermn From: jdbakermn Date: May 26th, 2006 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd agree with the half-fridge idea. In fact, I was going to suggest that before I saw twe beat me to the punch.

Oh, and "in a jar" definitely changed my mental image. Not quite as "just not right", but I still wouldn't want them in *my* fridge.
mijven From: mijven Date: May 25th, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Here I was aiming for confectionary...
kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: May 25th, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
and I thought it was planning ahead for next year's Easter egg hunt. More interesting prizes instead of candy!
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