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Rickie Traeger: Oak Island & Kings Of Pain, Record Low Temp For Today




Hopefully everyone had a safe and wonderful Tuesday!

I just finished watching Curse of Oak Island and then afterwards a new show about the pain scale of bites. Curse Of Oak Island was pretty interesting. Kinda cool they found some items that may or may not have been there to sharpen tools from centuries ago and also an item they believed to be a tool to carve writings into stone. Looking at it, I was thinking to myself those items have some history to them. Who held them and used them? Just imagine what those tools have saw over the years. I think it is cool at the technology that we have these days, compared to just even 30 years ago.  I do hope that they find something one day of significance importance. Many theories are what may or may not be buried there.  I sat and thought about this awhile back ago and my opinion I feel that the treasure is of historical value such as something due to the religion aspect of it. And some treasure of gold.  They have found paper and book bindings.

If I had the chance to search Oak Island. I would dig a tunnel for someone to go down in.  I would go down about 100 feet, then start heading out. But before I did that, I would make sure I found the flood tunnels in the cove first and block that off. I wouldn’t want to go down in a tunnel, and the flood tunnels happen, lol.  Soooo.  You would have to go by priorities.  First and foremost you know there are flood tunnels. So make the #1 priority to locate those in the area of the last known location. After locating one, which they have done. Then focus on following that, and finding the point where all meet. Then close that off. I would actually probably reinforce it several times, to be safe it is for sure closed, lol.  Then the 2nd priority would be to follow the tunnel. Yes, it is easy to sit here and type this out and say what I would do. But I don’t understand why they aren’t doing this?  They are bouncing from one thing to another. Yes, granted it is turning up several cool things. But why not just go for the treasure…   You found the flood tunnel, focus on that first and then do the other stuff later on, IF needed.

After that came a new show, Kings of Pain.  They 2 guys purposely get bit by various animals and then rate the pain scale.  This show, they used a tarantula and 2 wasps.  Now, I will say they used the goliath bird eater when doing the test. The biggest species of the tarantula. So kudos to them.  i have been bitten by tarantulas over the years, but never a bird eater.  So my opinion is based on my own experience with my own tarantula bites, and not with the bird eater.  All the times I have been bitten by my tarantulas, have been when i tried to handle them, move them or cleaned the cages. basically they wouldn’t bite me, until I put myself into their territory and they felt threatened.  They usually try to flee at first. When they don’t flee, they stand their ground. They will first give you an indication of 2 things. The hairs go straight up, which means it is about to spray you with its hairs. And the other it will raise its 2 front legs. When it raises its 2 front legs, they will show their fangs. If you see either of these, it is about to protect itself. So be careful. Most of mine shoot their hairs first, before the actual bite.  When they shoot their hairs at you, it is quick and very itchy for awhile.  Yup, you will be itching for awhile. Now if they bite, they have already raised their 2 front legs, so you are already well aware of it ready to protect itself. So if you have not retreated your hand, you will probably be bitten. When it bites, it is quick. And they dig their fangs into you and keep burrowing their fangs into you. Most of mine have been dry bites. Basically a warning bite, with no venom. But I have had them put their venom in me.  I think the bite itself is probably the worst of the experience. Because you watch the tarantula bite you, and see the big fangs digging into your skin as it bites. If you try to pull back, it will dig their fangs into you deeper. So as bad as it sounds, just suck it up and let it bite ya and pull away when it retracts its fangs.  The venom is mainly like a bee sting. Swelling, itching, red spot, etc…   You won’t die, unless you are allergic to bees. Then there is a possibility of dying, but doubtful.

Today we hit a record low of 3 degrees. Actually still dropping, so it might be even lower before it hits midnight. But last I looked and heard, it was at 3 degrees.

 

 

 








Rickie Traeger: Happy Saturday, Cleaned Tarantula Cage, Caught Up On TV Shows




Good afternoon everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday!

I caught up on AMH, Myans MC, and Supernatural last night.   I was working on the websites and watched them while working on the website. I couldn’t believe how far behind I was. Well not anymore, lol.

I am watching the Nascar race at Phoenix as I write this. Decent race so far.

As many of you know I have a pet tarantula.  I just finished cleaning her cage. I had woodchips in there before and just switched it over to a coconut soil.  I actually kinda like this new stuff. I was going to go back with the woodchips, but figured I would try this stuff out.  It is super soft, so I am pretty sure my tarantula is going to like it.  I took out the 2 water sponges in there. I kept her water dish in there. She never used the 2 water sponges, so it is pointless to have them in there is she wasn’t going to use them.  She has her web right on the opening doors now. So it kinda made it interesting to clean her cage today. I should take a photo and upload it here. Actually I need to take a recent photo of her, because she molted again a month or so ago and she is huge 🙂