Friday, October 31, 2008

Meal worms...

ok sooo how many of you have heard of meal worms before? WELL just to let you know they are acutally in almost every thing that is a grain product that you eat! ANYWAY... for my science class at school I have them as pets. I have had them for a while now and it is actually getting pretty tiresome. Thankfully now all I have to do is experiement on them for two more days and then I am FINISHED....

Tonight when I was watching them eat I felt like a border patrol makin sure they wouldn't get out of the box. I've had to starve them for the past day and then I gave them four different kinds of food to see what they perfer. (as if I really care!) So I had all the worms (or so I thought) inside their plastic homes because I was finished and then I counted them... 1.....4....7...10...15...16...16...16... my mind started swirling.. where was number 17?! I know I had 17 worms!!! Heat crawls up into my face and I frantically look all around moving the box...turning on the bright light... counting and re counting... I thought I had check under all the little piles of food in the cardboard box... the horrifying fact faced me... One of the little buggers must have crawled out when I wasn't watching! I decdied to check the food one more time... and PHEW!!! there he was undneath the graham cracker crumbs... I breathed a sigh of relief and then procided to try to get my heart to slow down. I was honestly really really scared and I am so glad that I found that worm because that would have been TROUBLE!

Ok... well I thought you would all like that story... it wasn't funny at the time but I think it's pretty funny now..

(mom if you're reading this I'm sure you're the only one that doesn't think this is very funn! *GRINS*)

Love to all~

Erin

2 comments:

Becka said...

:) Ok so glad everything turned out. I guess number 17 preferred graham cracker crumbs. :)

Esther said...

Lol!! Keeps life interesting!:)