The Eldrazi prop: Who made it? Was it done in house, or did you find another company who did the actual ****-huge sculpture?
It was built in Everett, WA! We worked with a local company to design and construct the Eldrazi.
Over 50 designers, fabricators, painters, sculptors and installers helped make our monster a reality. It weights around 10k pounds and is covered with about 50 gallons of paint and 50 gallons of polyshield (the material used to keep it firm and safe).
so this sweet little guy has been at our local petco for weeks, if not MONTHS, and every time I go to get anything I always stop by to say hello to him he has such a little place in my heart.
yesterday I went in to get some test strips and ended up talking to one of the employees who’s wicked rad and actually give people proper fish care info, local hero I know.
She said she would give me half off if I wanted to take him home! And I thought you know, I’ve loved him ever since I first saw him, I have an extra filter and decorations all I need is a tank and heater
long story short this is a picture of him yesterday (top) and today (bottom) he upgraded from that little cup to a 5.5 gallon tank! So cool when the light hits him he’s shimmery pink! I’m really excited to track his color changes
I can't seem to find a good care sheet for African dwarf frogs. Everything on google is saying "1 - 2 gallons in a fishbowl is fine! Who needs a filter!" ugh - I want them but I want them properly, you know? Any idea who to ask/where to look?
It’s really, really really difficult to find good caresheets on them just because they are so rampantly neglected. I haven’t been able to find a caresheet I 100% trust so I’ll just shoot you the basics that I’ve gathered over time:
1. They need at least 5 gallons heated and filtered/cycled - they produce waste like any other aquatic animal and need that cycle in place.
2. They’re fairly social - two frogs is best. You couldddd do two frogs in a 5 but a 10 is better.
3. Sand substrate only - they can choke to death on rocks. Adding a food dish is a good way to keep them from eating sand.
4. I’m a little more fuzzy on diet (I’m sure one of my followers can fill this in for me) but most commercial pellets sold for them are garbage - I think the consensus was to feed frozen food, but I’ve forgotten. Again I’m sure someone can comment here.
Sooo my niece (6) won a goldfish at the local fair *cringe* I was wondering if anyone had tips I can pass on to her parents? I have a spare 10 gallon tank I can give her but nothing else. I know she’ll need a filter but aside from basic stuff I don’t know what else to recommend.
Who can’t stand tumblr mental health self help posts? Ones that are like pet a kitten and eat 2 gallons of ice cream and watch parks and rec while snuggled up in your childhood blanket. I mean somtimes you need to do that but it makes it sound like a mental illness is like going through a bad breakup. When your depressed it might be more important to run a brush through your hair and get out of the house.
my strange addiction always freaks me out a bit like “heather drinks one paint marker a day. that’s 3 gallons since her addiction started” excuse me??? how are you not dead heather??? do the rules not apply to you????
It's fucking hilarious how concerned you are about that person's fish. Like God damn if you ask at the pet stores they tell you that those jars are fine for them. Not to mention they sell Betta tanks much smaller than what you (clearly an expert) recommend. Sit the fuck down
Pet 👏🏽 stores 👏🏽 only 👏🏽 care 👏🏽 about making 👏🏽 a 👏🏽 profit, the big ones anyway and they usually hire people who have no clue about what’s going on wrt bettas, same thing with companies that make stylish little tanks, they literally don’t care about the animal, only the consumer
Minimum tank for good chances of a happy and healthy betta is five gallons, literally most google searches will tell u that, I wouldn’t be mad if it were a 2.5 gallon because of monetary issues, anything bigger than a jar which most Google searches will show is not good
I’m petty as fuck and ADHD has me hyperfixated on this issue rn so no I will gladly keep standing ❤️
New fosters that came in from Cherie, another betta rescuer here in SLC! (She also brought in Dexter.) Pictures on the left are ones that she took of them when bringing them home vs. after some recovery time, pictures on the right are ones I took today. She also wrote little bios for them, brought me some frozen bloodworms, and sent them along with their favorite hides and plants. She’s basically the best and does so much good for these sweet fish. ;u;
From top to bottom:
“Rainbow” - “I love patrolling a 5 gallon all day! Loves bloodworms, loves room to swim.” The photo I took of him does not do him justice… he’s a gorgeous lavender color fringed with bright magenta and overlaid with shimmering iridescent blue. He’s got a funny little ‘birthmark’ on his head too.
“Braveheart” - “I’m a little shy but happy - loves bloodworms. I like my hidey-hole.” His tank currently contains his hidey-hole (which he does love; it’s adorable) plus the ugliest fake plant the world has ever seen - it was the only one I had available at the time! But at least it provides him with enough cover that he’s been happily exploring around.
“Help Me” “Fierce Warrior” - “Looks sick sometimes but isn’t. Flared gill. Survivor! Likes to nest in the plant + hidey hole second.” Cherie told me that this guy looked so awful when she found him that she named him “Help Me.” Both of his gills are permanently popped out and he sometimes lists to the side when swimming. Still, it doesn’t stop him from constantly patrolling his tank and exuberantly investigating the camera whenever I come near.
His popped gills are pretty obvious from above.
We both agree that it would be best not to try and ship him in the mail, so unless somebody local decides to adopt him, he might become a permanent resident here.
If you’re interested in adopting one of these bettas, click on their names above to learn more about them + see how to adopt them!
Last night, I started on a sour beer, using the sour wort method I’d read about. The recipe is loosely based on a Berliner Weisse. I had read about sour mashing vs sour wort, and sour wort seemed like the less messy of the two methods. This is the grist for a 2 gallon batch:
2 ½# 2-Row (I used Belgian 2-Row for no particular reason)
½# 2-Row unmilled (though I suspect the unmilled part is not necessary.)
I used Brew in a Bag for this, because it was only 2 gallons. I heated 2 ½ gallons to 162 degrees and dropped my milled grain in. Then I stuck the pot in the oven for an hour to maintain temperature. I only had to turn the oven on for a few minutes on “keep warm.” For the rest of the hour, it maintained temperature pretty well.
After the mash rest, I just stuck the pot in the sink with some cold water and let it cool to 110 degrees, which is apparently the ideal range for the bacteria.
Then I took the unmilled grain (the source of the bacteria) and put it in a muslin bag and steeped it for 10 minutes.
Two gallons fit into six Califia bottles pretty well. I’m using these because they provide minimal head space and surface area. Also, they were free, because I’ve been hoarding them. I drilled a hole for a #2 stopper with a step drill bit. I suspect the airlocks are completely unnecessary, so I’ll probably skip those next time and just use solid stoppers.
Now I have to keep this wort at 90-110 degrees for the next few days. This required a bit of thought. Some people use an electric smoker, which I don’t own (yet,) and even if I did, the thought of keeping it on constantly for 3-4 days makes me uneasy. So then I thought of a heating pad or an electric blanket, but again, I didn’t want to leave it on constantly unattended. So this is the solution I came up with.
This is a Rachel Ray insulated bag. I put the six bottles in, and then I heated water in my electric kettle (takes about 2 minutes,) pour it into two stainless steel growlers, and leave the hot growlers in the bag with the bottles. So far, this seems to be maintaining the right temperature for 8-9 hours. The pH started at 5.3, so in 3-4 days, I’ll check it again to see if this worked.
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If you were to come home and found out your roommate ate all of your recently purchased groceries with their friends, what would you do?
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You are at home sleeping when your drunken roommate walks into the room with their night’s hook up, falling on the bed across from yours and proceed to have sex. What is your reaction?
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A fight has broken out between your group of friends, how do you go about settling the dispute or will you leave it to be solved on its own?
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The house is a mess upon your arrival from work, everyone is off doing their own thing, what do you do?
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