Fry Update

Posted 2009.09.08 19.34 in Aquaria by Stephanie

Well it’s been a little over a week, and the zebra fish fry are still alive! (Most of them, anyways.) There have been a few that expired, but there’s still maybe 2 dozen so far that are still going.

They have grown noticably larger to the naked eye, there are details visible now. They aren’t much longer but they’ve gotten more fish-shaped, not just two dots on a line. Their little bodies are starting to appear. The largest ones are starting to grow tail fins. The problem is, they are still next to impossible to get pics of. And the only pics I could get, don’t really accurately show them as they look to the eye.

Fry 1

They are a little bit see-through, so you can see their outline, their eyes, and their digestive tract. Yum. The two I managed to get pictures of don’t appear to have started growing tail fins just yet.

Fry 2

Their length is about 5mm, the largest one right now is about 6mm long. I’ve searched the ‘net a few times but keep finding the same unhelpful information. I don’t really know what I’m doing, as far as raising them, so it’s just a matter of wait and see how things work out. I’m still feeding them on “first bites” commercial fry food. I don’t really know when they go from being “fry” to being “fish”. I guess when they have fins, maybe?

Seeing Things

Posted 2009.09.08 12.19 in Life On Drugs, Pointless Blather, Spiritual by Stephanie

No, I’m not talking about a CBC television series from the 80s – not this time, anyways. Hallucinations maybe. Or possibly dust. Bugs? Orbs? Micro black-holes? Glitches in the time-space continuum?

I don’t know what they are, but they’re like little black pin-points, as if reality had got a kink in it and folded over on itself. A sort of moving 3d distortion. I haven’t seen any at work yet, but over the weekend I saw a few of them at home, 3 or 4 of them at least. Most were in the livingroom, one in my bedroom. In the daytime and at night.

They seem to travel in straight lines, they appear, move a distance, then vanish. They aren’t like eye-floaters, because if I see one out of the corner of my eye, I can turn my head and look at it without it moving away. I’m pretty sure they aren’t some optical wierdness happening inside my eyeballs.¬†They don’t exist long enough to grab for a camera though, they are too short-lived. Like only a second or two.

I don’t know what to make of them.