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    Maybe the chemicals get them, but be cautious in case it's just playing dead!

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    ^It's not one case over years., I never saw any movement over the whole day. So, I think you should think over your theory...

    And my chemicals are nearly zero. That's why I often chase small (quite beautiful) frogs away from pool. And next day they are back again...
    In the overflow tank they enjoy staying permanently...

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    Today my garden has this tiny green tree frog in it somewhere.

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    The Minx popped in on short notice last week and was standing on the doorstep in her flip-flops when the cutest bright green baby tree frog hopped from nowhere and landed on her bare right foot.

    She screamed (as ladies are wont to do) which prompted it to execute a perfect arcing hop from her right foot 12 inches onto her left foot.

    She was halfway through her second scream when I rescued the poor frog and carried it into the kitchen and placed it in a large glass jar to keep me company for a week.

    It has been feasting on moths that I catch for it and was looking pukka and healthy.

    This does not measure up to Mendips epic rescue tale with Coco but today my little green friend was ready to be released back into his natural habitat.

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    ^ That really is wonderful stuff. There shouldn't be any competition in these things. It's just great to rescue anything!

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    ^I catch green tree frogs now and again when they happen along and feed them moths for a few days and let them go but this one was the tiniest one I have ever fostered. He was the brightest greenest one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    The Minx popped in
    Which one is the minx?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Which one is the minx?
    and do they call and ask for an audience or do they just show up?
    any collision/double booking arrivals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Which one is the minx?
    Mini Minx. She moved to Brissy. Thought I had seen the last of her but it seems not.

    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    do they call and ask for an audience or do they just show up?
    It is a lady's prerogative to just show up.

    I am too old for drama so I guess things will have to be simmered down somewhere in order to avoid any unseemly sparks and conflagrations.

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    What's in your garden?-munia1-jpg

    Okay, rubbish pic I know and less enchanting than Looper's guest frollicking unclothed. I'm never going to invest in another expensive camera. Two White-rumped Munia with their nest under construction in the mango tree. They are very shy, this is the closest I can get.

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    ^ one of the joys having time to just relax and watch stuff like that, for the last 3 years a pair of Blue Tits have nested in a box i put up, love watching the babies come out and get taught to fly by mum and dad.

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    As I mentioned in my thread of pool salaa about the origins of acacia (monkeypod, mai chamchaa), the buffalos and cows like to feast on the black pods that drop from acacia trees.
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    After the pods are processed inside their body they let the acacia babies on the spot, where within a week we can see them:

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    And after a week they grow pretty well:
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    ^ I didn't realise those were acacia trees. We have lots around here on the vacant land plots... they have beautiful blossoms.

    Just shows how finely balanced nature is... the methods plants use to disperse their seeds is marvelous... the trees and animals dependent on one another.

    We have this acacia next to our access road. It's slightly lopsided as a few branches have been removed to allow the occasional truck access.



    And this acacia out the back is the base the damn squirrels use from which to plunder our fruit trees.

    It dwarfs the chompoo tree immediately in front... it provides easy access for the squirrels and is the reason our chompoos don't stand a chance.


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    ^And as you see the trunks are not very thick since it has many branches. Once the branches are frequently cut off the trunk carries on to grow up and become strong. Then only it can be exploited for the large carvings.

    Watch it evening ca. at 5 o'clock how the leaves change their position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    ^ I didn't realise those were acacia trees.
    There is a back story. It is actually a Rain Tree Samanea saman. However, it is similar to acacia and known in the Philippines and by Klondyke as acacia. A couple of people gave Klondyke some pain for his inaccuracy in his pool sala thread and I suspect he is now teasing by repeating it.

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    ^Not really getting what's meaning of your comment. As I mentioned before there are many trees called acacia.
    What I have been referring to is of course Samenea Saman and that's called nowadays in the business world acacia - whether we think it's OK or not.

    And this acacia has gained in the last 30 years a considerable meaning in business, especially in Thailand, since it has been increasingly used for kitchenware, also smaller furniture, successfully replacing other kinds of wood.

    If you open Amazon web and search for acacia, something like this: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=acacia&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
    you will see a lot of acacia products, majority of them is from Thailand.

    And because of the high demand of products from this kind of wood (nobody cares whether the acacia name is correct or not), the other countries with cheap labour (China, Vietnam, etc) are sourcing for acacia - mostly from Thailand - their tress are not so good.

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    ^ lets hope they don't all go the way of Teak with uncontrolled cutting.

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    ^The acacia (mai chamchaa) is "uncontrolled", i.e., there is no restriction on felling as it is on teak.

    Then, it is a good opportunity for many people who make living from the felling, saw-milling, production. Of course, there is needed a licence from Thai Royal Forestry for the production facilities.

    (Beside the good "opportunity" for the people at the end of the consumer chain - and for the kind Mr. Bezos - to earn a good money...)

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    Road widening seems like a good reason for many to get cut down, even if said widening doesn't happen, or we're scared they may fall down in a storm is another popular one.

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    What's in your garden?-img_1488-jpg

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    I don't consume it but I did partake in the cultivation once. It got to about 4" and my dog ate it. That was the sole surviver of 3 that sprouted from 18 seeds. I can't even grow weeds.

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    I’ve nothing in my garden now. The rabbits ate it all down to the nub.

    Never had this happen before!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    Bad news mate, it's hard to tell from the pic but your plant is looking like a male. If so get it away from the females asap.

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    ^. What do you see that makes you think its a male? Looks way too young to me to be able to tell.

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    If it doesn't answer back, it is probably male

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