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fantailer
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2011, 05:56:45 AM »

What a crazy rabbit!
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2011, 08:44:41 PM »

You may want to check the temp of the water...tropicals prefer their water in the upper 70s, low 80's F, so just quite warm may still not be enough for his needs...you don't have gnats, eh? We have lots here in the West...glad to hear you found the charger! Silly rabbit, chargers are for cameras lol.  Wink
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2011, 06:25:10 AM »

 Cheesy Cheesy
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2011, 05:31:55 PM »

Yes the rabbit is surely insane.  He is bigger than a cat and I'm pretty sure he thinks he is a dog  Undecided Huh Roll Eyes  At the moment he is chasing cats (that are curious enough to venture into his domain) around the backyard. Sigh, my animals just don't know how to behave, what with the dog-rabbit and the goldfish that's not.

Ah, well it only became spring yesterday here, and it has been raining all week so the temperature is still only around 15-17 degrees Celsius (59-63 Fahrenheit), so maybe it is just too cold for him still. The temperature should be up around 86 Fahrenheit in a couple of weeks time.
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2011, 06:37:14 PM »

Lol
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hailsontherocks
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2011, 08:28:05 PM »

Nope no gnats apart from glow-worms but they hardly count. It's strange that we don't have them, seeing as before this land was populated it was home solely to birds, reptiles and insects! ...Oh and the bats, I forgot about the bats.  Most of the unique birds have been wiped out (such as the huia, moa(that big thing), takahe, Haast Eagle(worlds largest eagle), NZ pelican, Whekau(laughing owl - we only have the morepork now; an owl the crys "More Pork") and a tonne of pengiun species to name a few) but the weird and wacky insects are still going strong regardless.
I have been bitten by weta, and ambushed by huhu beetles (they take a while to control their flight), but most insects are really nice - like our yellow and black striped ladybirds.   It isn't too bad here though, not like Aussie; they have to shake their shoes in the morning incase of poisonous spiders or snakes! we only have two poisonous spiders, but both of them are recluse. 

Where I live currently, they are trying to get the bat numbers back up to  combat the cricket problem so they have put nesting boxes up for them through out the city - it's so cool! I had never seen so  many crickets before I came down here - they just pile up against doors and windows everywhere! I don't mind them but it is a bit off-putting when they start flying into you/ past you in swarms!
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2011, 05:10:07 AM »

Oh kinda like love bugs. They are these little black bugs. At the beach all the restaurants turn black because they swarm on them. When your on the highway it always sounds like its raining because they are hiting your car.
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2011, 10:47:20 AM »

That's pretty hilarious about the rabbit!  Cheesy A rabbit chasing a cat? For us it's the other way around...wild rabbits, of course.

Our bad bugs mostly include scorpions, black widows, and recluse spiders as well.

It's too bad about all the bird species you no longer have.  Sad
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2011, 07:13:21 PM »

Ah wild rabbits, we used to have them around all the time growing up as our house backed onto the bushes. they would hang out by the rabbit cages and we could even catch them sometimes.

 Back then we also had a colony of cats, who kept the rabbit numbers down. Any rabbit caught off guard or was too slow met their demise. All bar the white ones; I owned a NZ white - which is a meat rabbit - who had bonded with our old irish setter. When the dog passed away something went wrong in that bunnies brain because all of a sudden SHE was the watch dog. The cats leaned quickly not to mess with her and it seemed the fear of her was translated to all white rabbits through the generations of cats.

 That rabbit was a psychopath,  she would only let me near hear (would attack every one else (think the monty python rabbit), and I would leave with gouges all up my arms and all) and even took on dogs and came out the victor. She was one messed up bun.

Interesting how the tables have turned though - domestic cat chases feral rabbit - to domestic rabbit chases feral cats.

NZ is renowned for its weird insects and birds so all is not lost, there are still a number of wacky things out there.
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2011, 07:26:28 PM »

Love bugs - had never heard of them before. They are like mayflies, crazy little creatures. You get them out in the whopwhops out here, but not in the city - its too far away from the water.

Yeah the crickets are like them - real pain when it comes to cleaning up the mess they leave behind

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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #40 on: September 03, 2011, 07:35:33 AM »

Yeah but here in Florida it gets to the point where people bring a fan around at all times.
Tourist can't take pictures without having ten love bugs blot out the camera.
 
Restaurunts get shut down by the health department if they let anyone sit out side. They don't let anyone swim at the beach or outdoor pools because they are full of lovebugs. Some people are outside so much that they throw up the bugs they swallowed once they are back inside. At school we had to quit P.E and reccess untill the swarms stop.
This is true.
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2011, 11:56:41 PM »

Lucky for us Hamilton is anything but a tourist town. Even though its NZ's 4th largest city it's like a large sprawling suburb more than anything. On top of that it's the holidays when our crickets swarm so most people have left town for the beach batch or gone somewhere nice. The remaining people are left with a blanket of crickets across everything.  It's definitely not as bad as your march flies - these guys only fly in the evening, when most people take shelter indoors. They pile up against doors and windows trying to get in - so its the pits for store owners because as soon as someone activates the sensor, in they come. They get into every nook and cranny you can imagine: in shelves, in the refridgerators, clothes, everywhere. I suppose the part which makes it nasty is the size of the little beasts - the size of your thumbs, easily. 

Well at least your love bugs arent large with hard exosceletons and at least our crickets don't increase our protein consumption Tongue
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #42 on: September 04, 2011, 10:45:41 AM »

Good grief, fantailer! That's a whole lotta bugs! It's like you're living in a plague!   Shocked

Wow, that's creepy about the crickets!! O.o
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #43 on: September 05, 2011, 02:15:28 AM »

I agree with Goldiegirl, that is a lot of bugs you are putting up with, fantailer I dont think I could handle it.
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #44 on: September 05, 2011, 05:29:02 PM »

Thats what happened last year in the spring Tongue. Nothing had ever been close to as bad as last year Sad! They usaully come in spring and fall of every year.
Everyone usually looks forward to it beacuse you can spend your freetime catching them Smiley. But last year.... Shocked Shocked Shocked
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #45 on: September 20, 2011, 10:52:21 AM »

What do you do with them once you catch them?  Shocked Eat them?  Grin
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #46 on: September 20, 2011, 02:11:12 PM »

Looks like a Paradise fish to me. People often add them to ponds here, they eat mosquitoes.

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The males can get very pretty.

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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #47 on: September 29, 2011, 04:07:33 AM »

Great job on the mysterious fish guys Cheesy

Crazy to hear about the rabbit and insects! All we have here in Wales are... well nothing much really.
The usual ants, bees, wasps, sounds so dull compared to you guys!
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2011, 04:58:06 AM »

Which Wales?
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #49 on: September 30, 2011, 02:27:43 AM »

The ones in UK? xD
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #50 on: September 30, 2011, 05:12:05 AM »

Goldiegirl some toture them and other let them free.
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #51 on: October 03, 2011, 11:09:47 PM »

excellent, so I wont have a problem with the mozzies this summer  Grin
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #52 on: October 04, 2011, 05:41:39 AM »

I just saw eight lovebugs this morning no!!!!!
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #53 on: October 04, 2011, 08:37:00 PM »

Oh dear fantailer, that's no good  at all. Its a couple of months until we have the plague of crickets again *yay*  Embarrassed
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #54 on: October 05, 2011, 04:23:38 AM »

Hunker down close doors tape your windows! its The CRICKET PLAGUE!
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #55 on: October 09, 2011, 05:10:09 PM »

Haha, yeah the Wales in the UK Grin I didn't realise there were more than one Wink

Also what are these 'love bugs' you guys refer to?
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #56 on: October 10, 2011, 05:08:41 AM »

They're these tiny black bugs with a orange spot on their head. When they breed they connect butts and stick together as they fly away and do stuff
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #57 on: October 11, 2011, 10:37:18 PM »

love bugs are march flies or may flies  Wink
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #58 on: October 12, 2011, 04:08:31 AM »

Must be I don't Know the real name.
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Re: Mysterious Goldfish?
« Reply #59 on: October 12, 2011, 02:37:11 PM »

I looked up the love bugs! Don't think we have anything like that here? Or at least if we do I've never seen them!
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