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Homeschooling is percolating along. This week we have begun an experiment that involves growing 6 different (we hope) kinds of mold. We’ve also dug up and brought into the house 5 earthworms, which are living (we really hope!) in one of a pair of philodendrons, to see which one will grow better – the plant with worms, or the plant without worms.
Because these experiments will take time to develop, we’ve also begun a study of spiders. (I guess Aunt Tami won’t be visiting any time soon… sorry!). The boys managed to catch, in very short order, 4 web-building spiders. We are trying them in different living conditions, to see what they like, and how they deal with their webs and prey. They also caught 3 jumping spiders and are enjoying watching them hunt. Gruesome, but fascinating.
Good thing we started the worm-compost bin, because it has an accessory purpose of being a great source of flies, to feed the spiders.
Then Gunnar caught a little tree frog at the end of soccer practice, so “he” (who knows?) is living in the fishbowl. He is also a fun hunter to watch. Tate threw something in there – a large fruit fly or a small mosquito, it didn’t last long enough for me to get a good look at it.
Me, I’m glad we’re grazing higher on the food chain.