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RudeRat
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to find every hornets nest in the area when out caching, and havenít had much luck avoiding the stingers. Given the choice of flicking a few ticks or a bee sting, Iíll take the ticks.
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AerosmithPA
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Location: Grand Rapids

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RudeRat wrote:
I seem to find every hornets nest in the area when out caching, and havenít had much luck avoiding the stingers.


Two ways to look at this. Don't cache with RudeRat because he attracts hornets, or, cache with RudeRat because the hornets are attracted to him.




Ahhhhhhhh, the power of bees!
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked up a tick this morning in Eagan. Yes, a couple inches of snow on the ground and flurries in the air. I [expletive] hate ticks.
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Red_Devil35
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Location: Practically South Dakota!

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AerosmithPA wrote:
RudeRat wrote:
I seem to find every hornets nest in the area when out caching, and havenít had much luck avoiding the stingers.


Two ways to look at this. Don't cache with RudeRat because he attracts hornets, or, cache with RudeRat because the hornets are attracted to him.




Ahhhhhhhh, the power of bees!


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KRedEP
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red_Devil35 wrote:
Tick on my neck yesterday while caching in Bloomington. Sad
"J" did too. He also picked up two the previous weekend.
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tonkaMN
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pulled two ticks off me while eating lunch today. I dropped them on my tray and put some ketchup on them. It seemed to either kill or paralyze them.
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dornole
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was the high fructose corn syrup, no doubt.
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Grey Wolf and Wild Rice
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite disposal method is to put them on the stove and touch them with a lit match.....Bam!
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beagleboo
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today's catch! A keepsake carefully preserved in scotchtape for generations to come! Shocked

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schmittfamily
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have been putting all the ticks we find geocaching in a jar with rubbing alcohol.
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Boreal Walker
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Between the dog and myself, we had a haul of 73 yesterday. Mainly from Solana State Forest. Those suckers are vicious.
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Red_Devil35
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

schmittfamily wrote:
We have been putting all the ticks we find geocaching in a jar with rubbing alcohol.


Bleach cleaner works too.
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MNMizzou
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boreal Walker wrote:
Between the dog and myself, we had a haul of 73 yesterday. Mainly from Solana State Forest. Those suckers are vicious.


I don't know which creeps me out more, the number 73, or the fact that you kept accurate enough records to know it was 73!
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dornole
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please tell me you aren't keeping the jar of dead ticks in alcohol and slowly filling it up . . .
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Mrs. Mizzou
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I kind of like the "tick art" in scotch tape, although I'm never looking through scrapbooks at beagleboo's house.
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