No more soap sales + being copied

I have discontinued soap sales, at least temporarily. I have had a lot of fun over 18 years making soap and meeting so many other interesting people. Thank you everyone .
Maybe I will get back to it again later, but meanwhile I will be making only for personal use and gifting..

28 October 2017....Unfortunately someone has chosen to copy/paste huge amounts from my old web pages....product information, receipes, soap making methods eg...and place this on the domain name I let go a few months ago. They can buy the domain name but that does not give access to my copyright material or the use of my registered business name.
If you go to that page it is not me you might be dealing with. The person hides behind a "disposable" email address


Jan 27, 2010

dog and blue tongue lizard and redback spider

dog was outside (for a change) making a fuss around the side so i figured i knew what the bark meant.!!!
another blue tongue lizard..... which appeared to be  under an old cover in the yard
i got her out of the area but she came back...interested, concerned and a cross between frightened and curious




i carefully took the cover off the ground.... and this is what we had.........what looks like a very  pregnant blue tongue lizard





we left her alone as she was getting very upset and running at son and being somewhat unfriendly.
a short time later son moved some bricks stashed against the fence and there she was.





however the eggs belong as far as i can figure to a red back spider which my son had seen just before.

i had a think about it and decided that given the amount of bricks, the number of eggs inside some other bricks , that i was going to kill them.
i couldnt spray because of the lizard being hurt and the babies being injured when born.
so i did my usual spider thing and got son to stomp on the eggs we could find and i tipped boiling water all around.
however ..........most of the eggs had gone.
the question remains ......do red backs pick up their eggs and move them....or did the blue tongue eat them???

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Son just killed baby blue tongues...
Those eggs look exactly like what I just found in my yard when I moved some bricks. These were near where our friendly blue tounge hangs out. If the eggs were rubbery (I thought they were styrafoam balls) they were definitely blue tounge eggs, as red-back spider eggs are cotton-like see pictures,

http://www.google.com.au/search?q=red+back+spider+eggs&hl=en&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=y8bZTrCcJYWJmQWK39XyCw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&sqi=2&ved=0CA4Q_AUoAQ&biw=1525&bih=691

diane buckley said...

thanks :-).......but i have rechecked .
blue tongues dont lay eggs so the eggs in my photo were most likely from the red back spider.
i still reckon the blue tongue ate them.

read here where it explains the reproductive habits

http://www.cityofgosford.com/lizards/bluetoungedlizards.htm

thanks for the comments