For many thousands of years, locust swarms have appeared in crop fields and farmers could only pray. Locust swarms may cover several hundred square kilometers during plagues and can contain 50 million locusts in each square kilometer. 304 more words
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The grasshopper, he noted, sports long legs and wings, walks low and slow, and dines discreetly in solitude. The locust scurries hurriedly and hoggishly on short, crooked legs and joins hungrily with others to form swarms that darken the sky and descend to chew the farmer’s fields bare.
This past Sunday, Roland came over for Pyrrha’s last puppy play-date at the old house.
As I’ve mentioned, Pyrrha has been neglected lately, due to the craziness of our lives and the all-consuming task of packing, so this was a much-needed play session. 80 more words
It’s been just over a month since the first nymphs hatched, and I’ve harvested just over 300 fledglings – there a a few hundred left (at different stages, from second instar to fledgling) and I’ll keep about fifty locusts as breeding stock for the next generation. 484 more words