Wednesday, April 2, 2014
So what's happened in the past five years? Let’s look at the numbers!
-Although butterflies have comparatively short lives, our two Chilean rose tarantulas are still going strong. Similarly, the Vietnamese stick insects and the Madagascar hissing cockroaches are reliably trouble-free species in our Insect Village.
-We have added 526 tide pool animals to our Puget Sound Saltwater touch tank from ten collecting trips over the past five years. During this time we estimate that we have mixed 18,700 gallons of salt water to sustain them.
-Axolotls had a degree of turnover. Two hatchlings we named Ginger and Gherkin joined Flopsy, Mopsy and Peter Cotton Gills in 2011. Sadly, Gherkin, Mopsy, and Peter are no longer with us.
-Our western painted turtle, Ali, arrived with shell problems that are gradually being addressed. Meanwhile Lydia, our adorable leopard gecko whom we inherited in 2002, remains sooooo cute.
Five hundred is a milestone but not the end. At this time we simply wish to reflect on this benchmark and sincerely thank you - our loyal local, national, and international readers. Stay tuned!
Posted by Terry at 4:22 PM