There is an endless variety of bugs here. I’ve never seen so many types of ants and bees of all sizes and colors. There is a huge variety of other bugs as well, many of them very beautiful and interesting. It’s also interesting that the bugs seem much easier to live with. There are very few mosquitoes. The bees don’t seem to sting and nothing else has tried to bite us. I’ve been bitten by ants but only because I disturb them when I’m working in the yard. You can sit out in the evening and even get by without screens, something impossible anywhere I’ve lived in the US.
But, sometimes bugs do unexpected things. Yesterday I thought the ants were taking out pieces of caulking around the kitchen sink. Sure enough, as I watched them, they managed to get a half inch piece, break it into a few pieces, and carry it off through a hole left by the void in the caulking.
When I got up this morning they had removed all the caulking on half of one side of the sink. They were working on the last piece as I prepared my breakfast, and when I came in after eating there wasn’t a trace of caulking left.
Is caulking good to eat? Why were they doing this? It’s always interesting around here, and you never know what new things you will see from one day to the next.
Apparently we need to recaulk the sink with a different product.