Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Jeez, hotness...

Seriously, weather... It's not Summer yet. I can't deal with Spring temperatures at 94 degrees. It's just not fair.

I don't enjoy the super hot weather. I don't.

And when it comes several months early, I don't enjoy it even that much more.

The other problem with the hot other than my whining is the fact that rodent production stalls. I don't breed many rodents, but I have a tank of each for just in case. And neither tank has produced for a while (mice or rats).

So, what to do? I introduce new blood, older animals get to live on, but newer breeders come in. BUT!! My plans will be foiled if the heat keeps up as it does. Apparently rodents dislike heat just as much as I do and don't want to do anything in terms of getting hotter.

I completely understand.

But it makes things tougher.

I know my rodent supplier has swamp coolers that run thru out the Summer months into the Fall here in Southern California, as the average temps are around 90F for those months.

Can you imagine the electricity bills?


Of course for us Snake people, the heat is a welcome respite from having to heat tubs. My electricity bill tends to go down (a little) and then back up when I need to run the air conditioning. I don't like running the air conditioning, as I like to think Green when I can, so we try to suffer thru it until the last possible opportunity. When the incubators get overly hot, that is when we run the air.

Or when I can't take it any more.

Whichever comes first.

So here we are, overly hot already and me whining. Welcome, Summer. I've been expecting you...

Have a great day, my friends.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

The electricity bills on a swamp cooler aren't that high--it's mostly just a fan and a small water pump. Wastes a lot of water, but not much electricity.