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    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    ryanmattes replied to a thread Jokes needed in Our Town
    How can you tell boy ants from girl ants? Drop them in a cup of water. If they sink, they're girl ants. If they float, they're buoyant. Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk
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    06-18-2021, 11:34 PM
    ryanmattes replied to a thread Night casting? in Cast Boolits
    I usually cast at night, in my garage, with the door open and the table pulled to the door with a fan on to push fumes out. Haven't had any trouble with bugs, and we get a lot of bugs out here. Just make sure you get a good, stable work area set...
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    06-17-2021, 03:42 PM
    You don't even want to know what I know about how easy it is to get people's bank credentials. Between the security classes I've taken that teach you how to do it and working on banks' sites and seeing how they're put together, you'd be horrified. ...
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    06-17-2021, 01:28 PM
    You can also forward it here: phish@office365.microsoft.com Microsoft doesn't take kindly to people using their services for illegal purposes, they'll shut him down. Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk
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    06-17-2021, 01:20 PM
    It's definitely a scam, and not even a very good one Always look at the url. A government site will always come from a recognizable domain, usually ending in .gov. That's an MS Office 365 survey, based on the url. That's just a survey some...
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    06-15-2021, 12:37 PM
    I whacked it with a cane pole till I broke its back and flipped it back in the water. I like snakes, and regularly pick up the snakes I find in the pasture, but with cottonmouths, I'm not playing around. In my opinion, you can be dangerous,...
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    06-15-2021, 11:18 AM
    Yeah, they're scary aggressive. They'll also try to eat fish still on your line. I've had them swallow a fish that was on a stringer in the water. Had to toss the whole stringer. Had 'em drop out of trees into the boat. Nasty little suckers....
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    06-15-2021, 11:15 AM
    Timbers have stripes, not diamonds. If it's a rattler, it's a juvenile eastern diamondback. Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk
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    06-14-2021, 12:04 PM
    ryanmattes replied to a thread Moving a beehive. in Our Town
    I find that the more brood they have, and the deeper you dig into the brood, the more irritable they get. Smoke helps a lot, so I smoke heavier when I need to dig deep into the hives. Last year we were getting into a hive that was completely...
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    06-14-2021, 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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    06-13-2021, 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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    06-13-2021, 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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    06-13-2021, 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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    06-13-2021, 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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    06-13-2021, 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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