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So, now we’ve got started let’s sort some out.

I’m a hobby photographer that likes getting really close to bugs.

I work in education, where I get to play with lots of fun toys including 3D printers and laser cutters.

Happy Tooting all!

The rain holding off this morning allowed me to get out with the camera, having not been out for a few days.

Not too many bugs visible, it was pretty windy. But this green bottle didn’t seem to mind.

But it’s also pretty exciting, I’ll get to helpfully meet lots of new eager faces over the coming weeks!

Well there goes the neighbourhood.

Start of Freshers week at uni. Getting out of my office is now a struggle given the number of students filling the hallways.

One of the bugs I saw this morning.

Pentatoma rufipes, the red-legged shieldbug. Hanging out on some railing.

Lancelot is currently roaming around and making sure everything is as it should be.

I think this is about ready for Lancelot to return to.

And now we wait for the new substrate to expand.

I use coconut coir, which comes in compressed blocks. Simply add water!

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coir

Giving Lancelot a good bit of pampering today.

First step, emptying out the enclosure.

Misty morning today!

Here’s hoping there are some bugs enjoying the view too.

The weather this week has been dull, grey, and a bit wet.

Summer is over, and it’s back to regular British weather.

Makes for some nice contrast though.

My take on the new apple stuff: looks like they still haven’t caught up with themselves. The SE continues to be the best phone they’ve made.

I’ll be keeping mine for several more years.

Macro lens photos of the moth I found :) Show more

Here’s one of the pictures from the video.

It’s a Phlogophora meticulosa, the Angle shades moth.

I have to say, I think it’s absolutely stunning.

Okay, I have some video footage and photos.

I have the vaguest idea of how to put it together, but it’s probably not going to be pretty.

Breakfast first though.

An attempt at some video is being made. I have no idea what I’m doing.

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