Thursday, June 7, 2012
Well.... the eggs hatched. Pardon me as I try not to gag. Alex is now the proud Mama to approximately 7 small red Strawberry Mites. They're not spiders, as they only have six legs, but they do have 2 huge antannae that masquerade as legs, making them look slightly arachnid. Gross.We convinced her to release them 'into the wild'..... but I want them FAR from my raspberry/strawberry bushes. I have a feeling that's where they'd love to set up shop. And now I will be researching ways to discourage their friends and relatives from eating my strawberry plants.