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    Today, 02:53 AM
    ryanmattes replied to a thread Moving a beehive. in Our Town
    Sounds like success! Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk
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    Yesterday, 07:44 PM
    I used to have it all planted in the ground with a rabbit fence around it, but I've since moved everything into boxes, and attempted to turn it into a greenhouse. Fewer plants, but better temp and water control. But the herbs have always been in big...
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    Yesterday, 02:52 PM
    ryanmattes replied to a thread Happy birthday to me! in Our Town
    5.5" I think. Big enough for pretty much any pistol and most rifle work.I need to order some nylon jaws for it, though. Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk
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    Yesterday, 10:56 AM
    ryanmattes replied to a thread Moving a beehive. in Our Town
    Someone called my friend yesterday and said they had an "aggressive swarm" at their house. So he went over with a box to try to catch them. This is their "aggressive swarm." Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk
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    Yesterday, 10:52 AM
    I've only seen two cottonmouths this close to the house, and they were both young so I thought they were copperheads. It was only after they were dead and I got a closer look that I realized they were cottonmouths. Normally what I see around...
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    Yesterday, 12:58 AM
    Bullsnakes and gopher snakes both mimic rattlers, and can have a diamond pattern like that, although I'm more familiar with the ones in Texas, which look a little different than the one in your picture. Both will rattle their tails against...
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    06-12-2021, 11:28 PM
    I got home and the wife says "Go out to the porch and get your birthday present, that's as far as I got..." Apparently Amazon got it out of the car and left it at the fence, and she got it from the fence to the porch and decided I could get it...
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    06-12-2021, 11:24 PM
    Yeah, I couldn't get anyone else in the family to eat rabbit, especially after seeing the babies. I'm not opposed to it, but I'd have to cook and eat it by myself. I'll let em grow up to be coyote or bobcat food, as nature intended. Sent from my...
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    06-12-2021, 10:09 PM
    So I have a small garden, two kinds of tomatoes, jalapenos, banana peppers, cubanelle peppers, Fresno chilis, and a bunch of herbs. I'm to the point where we mostly use my rosemary, sage, oregano, thyme, basil, and parsley when we cook, and I grow...
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    06-12-2021, 10:01 PM
    ryanmattes replied to a thread Moving a beehive. in Our Town
    If you see them circling the hive in the new location, that's them resetting (or setting, for new workers) their bearings to know how to get home. As long as the queen is good, most of them should figure it out. You may lose a few, but if...
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    06-12-2021, 04:18 PM
    It's not. Check out the pics below. The pattern is different. Both have green tails as neonates, and the cottonmouth doesn't darken up until it's older. Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk
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    06-12-2021, 11:32 AM
    I've seen both copperheads and cottonmouths in my yard this year. Below is a baby cottonmouth I found right next to my truck. It looks a bit like a copperhead at first glance, but the green tail says it's a baby, and a closer look at the pattern...
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    06-10-2021, 01:37 PM
    What Rizzo said, especially a thermometer. And I'd be careful with that plastic table. A little bit of hot lead dripped on it is liable to cause some drama. Maybe put a 2'x2' sheet of plywood or something under the pot. Don't underestimate...
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    06-08-2021, 09:46 PM
    Essentially right, the workers born during the spring and summer live 6-7 weeks. Those born in the fall won't have as much to do, and can live through the winter, as much as 4-6 months. The hive is essentially shut down when the temps drop too low,...
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    06-07-2021, 11:23 PM
    Out of luck. All the bees in a hive are related.unrelated bees are invaders, to be killed. The only exception is a queen in a hive with no queen. A new, unrelated queen will be killed on sight, unless they can't get to her. So you put her in a queen...
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    06-07-2021, 11:26 AM
    ryanmattes replied to a thread My queen in Our Town
    You got a strong one! Just a couple weeks in and you're already seeing lots of capped brood, that's great news. I spotted both of my queens last weekend, and they're both busy girls. I had to add a third box to one hive, and the other will need...
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    06-06-2021, 11:48 AM
    Get a small, glass fishbowl, fill it about half way up with sand (or whatever dry, loose dirt you have), and drop him in. In no time he'll have made a lair. Kind of cool watching them do it, they make circles under the sand, flipping sand out of...
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    06-05-2021, 12:29 PM
    I think I'm going to give this a go in the 230gr version.
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    06-04-2021, 12:22 PM
    I'm looking at molds for .45 Colt and have more or less narrowed it down to the following but I'm still open to suggestions. For the immediate future these will be for handguns with 2.5-4" barrels. Lyman 454424 Keith Arsenal 45-200-DEWC...
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    06-04-2021, 11:52 AM
    Really happy I picked up a like new Auto Ordnance last March for $600
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    06-02-2021, 10:45 PM
    I have two friends that seems to happen with and a certain 1911 that's now in my possession for the third and final time lol. Glad your XD is home to roost!!
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    05-29-2021, 08:56 PM
    Pics please
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    05-29-2021, 05:26 PM
    Alright, I'm busted. My son keeps trying to requisition my GP100 and currently in my area a sorely beat up .357 starts around $850-900. I thought maybe a Model 10 or similar could fill the bill for a while. I normally keep .38+p sjhp's in my...
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    05-29-2021, 11:47 AM
    It's the radio waves from Bluetooth/wireless that cause the problem. A plain electronic watch that isn't connected to anything else shouldn't cause a problem. Also, don't put your phone on the table while you weigh charges. Sent from my Pixel 3a...
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    05-29-2021, 11:45 AM
    ryanmattes replied to a thread Ammo/Reloading Costs in Our Town
    I think manufacturers costs have gone up due to supply chain problems during covid, but that should settle out over the next year. Manufacturers are paying a bit more, so wholesalers are paying a bit more than that, so retailers are charging even...
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    05-29-2021, 11:40 AM
    Wow. "Bitcoin has a carbon footprint comparable with that of New Zealand..." Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk
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    05-29-2021, 12:57 AM
    Crap. I thought it would make it through. Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk
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    05-29-2021, 12:56 AM
    That's actually what I'm saying. As long as *anyone* has a copy of two transactions, the whole ledger of transactions in between could be recovered. And a copy of the original transaction is absolutely in a physical location, heavily guarded,...
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    05-29-2021, 12:53 AM
    I don't disagree. Banks are certainly covering up their current energy usage, while simultaneously villianizing cryptocurrencies for being inefficient. No argument there. But there is a legitimate question to be asked about cryptocurrencies: do...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
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