There are instances where I take a photo and I think to myself, Eeeewwwww...
And then I get over it.
I want to share these pictures with you, and with breeding season in full swing, yes, the tubs can and will be dirty.
I am somewhat shamed by it, but really, it is to be expected a bit.
For those of you who notice, remember that breeding is a delicate time, and moving animals around just to clean is not the best idea.
This is not to say that right after I took these photos, I waited until the males unlocked and immediately cleaned afterwards... Cause that is exactly what I did.
Paper is notoriously hard to keep clean.
Anyway, I digress.
Dirty tubs aside, apparently I have to wait until night time to take some photos and see some locks.
Above, you see the Firefly with a Black Pastel female. He is doing work!
Below, we see the Pastel Super Mojave with a Black Pastel female. He is also doing work!
And my Pied male with a Het female.. they were rough, as you can see the paper was pushed to the side. But I managed to catch more locks in this week surprisingly than other weeks combined.
It does seem, however, that my season will begin rather later than before... I have yet to get any eggs, and a few ovulations, but nothing solid to say, HEY LOOK, 2011 has BEGUN!
In a week or so, we shall see that, I expect.
And for those of you who e-mailed and called about my quitting, thank you for your concern! I am here for the long haul, my friends. Can't get rid of me that easy.
Now I have to come up with something else clever for next years April Fools...
Have a fantastic week, my friends!