vendredi 18 mai 2007
Nymphosis is in the air
It's definitly spring and I don't know if love is in the air, but nymphosis sure is !
For those of you who might not be gardening addicts, nymphosis is NOT a rare case of neurotic sexual trouble. It is the stage that insects go through between the larva and the adult form. Picture little ladybugs staying out at night long after they've been allowed to, stuffing themselves up with louses, and answering "don't care, I hate you all" to any question.
Well, except of course, as far as insects are concerned, nymphosis consists mainly of remaining rolled up in a ball and waiting for their exoskeleton to skip forms. I wonder how many parents would dream for their human larvae do to the same ! LOL !
So, right now, there are ladybugs larvae all around my garden entering the nymphosis stage. Shame, because the little critters eat a lot more louses while they're larvae. Once in adulthood, they seem to read too many "cosmo" and go on a diet...