Bug’s Life

The boys, especially Jonah, have been very interested in BUGS.  We recently built bug homes to house their prized pets.  Jonah placed a snail in his bug home.  At dinner he said he bought the snail.  We questioned his “buying” of the snail.  He said, “Yeah, I had to pay five grasshoppers to Melia before she would give me the snail.”

Jonah now has a praying mantis in his deluxe bug home and the record where we live for keeping a praying mantis living in captivity is over a year. So the contest has begun, if he is still living when we need to return to the United States this summer I guess we will need to find a praying mantis sitter.

Required materials for building a state of the art bug home includes:

  • Scrap plywood
  • Used mosquito net
  • Screws
  • Hinge (for the door)
  • L brackets
  • Duct tape (most important)

warning: some assembly required

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4 Responses to Bug’s Life

  1. Pop-pop says:

    That’s a new twist on going buggy!

  2. Mom says:

    I had already bought plastic bug containers for the boys to catch and save fireflies this summer so tell Jonah and Joshua their hobby can continue, and, David, no assembly required. Is that a KMOS-TV tee-shirt Jonah’s wearing?

    • David says:

      That is a KMOS tee-shirt that Jonah is wearing, I think it used to be Joshua’s. I’m sure the boys will love catching bugs in Missouri.

  3. barbara r says:

    i truly wish i could hand them some of the maggots that invaded my kitchen yesterday. :ugh: or the rhinoceros beetle Michael brought home with him. he said a girl found it at school, but was too scared to pick it up, so he took it. 🙂 enjoy those critters, guys!

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