Monday, June 14, 2010

Ewwwww . . .

When I went out to feed yesterday morning, this is what I found on Truffle's cage. A huge hairy spider. It was a good 2" across with it's legs. Nasty. One of the things that grosses me out about Oklahoma . . . the huge bugs, haha!

As much as I hate spiders, I didn't kill . . . I caught it and let it go in the garden.

I'll be getting pictures of Nicole's & Jana's babies tomorrow, Lord willing. They are 6 weeks old this week, so time for new pictures.

During the summer with the AC on, the trays in the barn have to be changed VERY regularly otherwise the ammonia smell gets way too strong. Last year and part of this year, I used ZAPS-IT odor eliminator. That worked pretty good. But,  the company that makes ZAPS-IT came out with a new product called Knock-Out. I heard it worked better than ZAPS-IT from other breeders, so I decided to give it a try. is one of the few places that sell it. You can order it directly from the company (Care Labs), but you have to order either 4 gallons of it or 12 quarts of it at a time.

So, anyways . . . . this stuff works GREAT! It's been 3 days since I dumped the 9 trays under my big cages and you'd never know. It hardly smells at all in the barn. I do still spray the big two trays on my cage system every day and spray with the Knock-Out. I was *having* to change the 9 trays every other day or otherwise the smell was too much. This stuff definitely is the bomb and works amazingly well! Way better than ZAPS-IT!