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More than stinky, mephitic specifically means poisonous, toxic and foul-smelling. REALLY stinky. The latin name for the skunk is Mephitis mephitis...

When I looked it up, there were some pretty brutal insults using retromingent that I may keep in mind... gig.gif

I actually use the Dremel tool itself, on about 10 - 15,000 speed. Works well. The Chicken Chick has some nice instructions. She recommends microwaving it afterwards for about a minute (in 10 second bursts) to sterilize.

Yup, gotta agree there. @Ladyfarm
 , you will be tempted to "help" if nothing happens after pipping. The urge will be nearly uncontrollable. Just sit on your hands - come on here if you want to be distracted or talked out of messing with them. They do best when left alone. (The notes do suggest when it's time to help, of course - some people don't ever help, though.)

Speaking of hatching... Look what we have here! Seems like someone is saving GNH eggs out of Tank's coop now that I've gotten two eggs two days in a row...





Pullet eggs or not, if I'm not careful, these might fall into the incubator...

- Ant Farm 

Thank you! Good luck with your new batch going into the incubator! I don't know how you guys do it, I've been a wreck all day 😂
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Hatcher is all ready for business!! (top bator)

Incubator is underneath humming away. (It's humidity is low I know wink.png ) It's been high lately because of the ambient humidity due to it being very hot and rainy here so I'm keeping it down for a while, bumping it up later.

Both are connected to a UPS, nothing is going to stop me (ง'̀-'́)ง
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I just went back to the old thread to look something up, and saw my posts form when I was hatching for the first time. I was a total pest nutcase.lau.gif

You are remarkably sane compared to me. 

(I'll probably be a nutcase again this year. Seems to be my lot in life...)

- Ant Farm 
Betcha I was worse....


Nope. No way. I just went through and looked at my posts. Unbelievably embarrassing...

 

:hide

 

- Ant Farm 

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All these $5 words are giving me a massive headache :gig

Didn't see a thing today. We can take 1 buck, more with a special tag, but any buck I take is gonna have to be a bragger; does eat better. Have a 3-day archery season going on now, then 2 weeks of muzzleloader.

Are you participating in either of those?.

Actually, I am. I was in the blind most of yesterday, some this morning, and plan to be there all tomorrow with my crossbow. I'll pretty much live there during muzzleloader, 'til I bust one or don't

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

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3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

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Speaking of which, I miss Yokel. Anyone heard from him?

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Pretty sure if I'd had my blood pressure taken during lockdown I'd have been put on meds.... It's crazy.

(I plan lockdown to be over the weekend, so I stare at the bator all. Day. Long. Who needs to eat?)

Hahaha, exactly! I can't eat, I'm too stressed to eat! Lol. And I might miss something. I'll say it again, I don't know how you guys do it, over and over again. I would be put on medication for sure 😂
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Nope. No way. I just went through and looked at my posts. Unbelievably embarrassing...

hide.gif

- Ant Farm 

I don't believe ya. <<Runs to go look>>
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Speaking of which, I miss Yokel. Anyone heard from him?
No hit.gif

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Hahaha, exactly! I can't eat, I'm too stressed to eat! Lol. And I might miss something. I'll say it again, I don't know how you guys do it, over and over again. I would be put on medication for sure 😂
We do it coz we're addicted.. wee.gif
(Stick around at least till NYD, when I have a hatch going on, and you'll see just how bad I am hide.gif)
Edited by BantyChooks - 12/13/16 at 7:26pm
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Eating during lockdown consists of grabbing a sandwich and going back upstairs....
Edited by BantyChooks - 12/13/16 at 7:28pm
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I just went back to the old thread to look something up, and saw my posts form when I was hatching for the first time. I was a total pest nutcase.lau.gif

You are remarkably sane compared to me. 

(I'll probably be a nutcase again this year. Seems to be my lot in life...)

- Ant Farm 

I pretend to not be a nutcase well then! 😂 Totally was, and still am 😜
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Hatcher is all ready for business!! (top bator)

Incubator is underneath humming away. (It's humidity is low I know wink.png ) It's been high lately because of the ambient humidity due to it being very hot and rainy here so I'm keeping it down for a while, bumping it up later.

Both are connected to a UPS, nothing is going to stop me (ง'̀-'́)ง


I do hatching in a separate 'bator as well. I didn't plan it that way, but I had a second 'bator (R-Com) that kept temp and humidity well but didn't turn eggs as well as I'd like (got a lot of malpositioned chicks). It's better for actual hatching than the other, and also much easier to clean. So it's my (rather expensive) hatcher now. (Which is nice, as it allows for staggered hatches more easily.) 

 

UPS - You go! 

 

- Ant Farm

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