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How do you keep it alive?
It should be ok for only a couple of days. They aren't like mammals that need to eat everyday.
I'm only keeping it because my son hasn't had the ones he found sexed yet, so he doesn't know what he has. The Biology team at the University will sex them soon. He may or may not need this one. (If not, one of us will turn it loose outside.

I should have added that the reason I may have had to go to the hospital is because I can't afford an epi-pen and I seem to have an allergy to venoms.
 

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I should have added that the reason I may have had to go to the hospital is because I can't afford an epi-pen and I seem to have an allergy to venoms.
Will your insurance cover the generic? DD needed new adult-dose size ones last summer and they were very affordable. You might be able to get them with one of the pharmacies programs too. DH has the GoodRx app that can help with some but we’ve also gotten discount cards through the drug companies for things.

I also watch the fluid in DDs to see if it gets cloudy. They say replace them yearly but the pediatrician was ok with not doing that. We had one for YEARS and it never did go bad. So that saved us some. She gets to do allergy testing in the spring so we will be confirming shes outgrown allergies then.
 

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My friend is going to help me get the 3 feral outdoor cats fixed for $300 total if I can catch them by October 16th. That's a great deal! Spayed/Neutered & shots. They like dad, so maybe he can get them inside. Hopefully Maggie won't kill them. My brother bought some cat mittens to put on her.
 

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Will your insurance cover the generic? DD needed new adult-dose size ones last summer and they were very affordable.
Insurance won't pay for it. That's ok. It's kind of a waste of money in my case anyway. I've only been venomated twice in my life, so the chances are not very high that it will happen. I have learned to live in the desert where everything has venom and I am very careful. This is not the first time a centipede has made it's way into my room and the cats have warned me everytime.
 

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OK, this is funny.
I've watched enough Kitchen Nightmares, Hotel Hell and other Ramsay shows to know that when he takes a bite of frozen foods served to him, he spits it out and asks "Is this frozen?"
I was walking through the frozen isle at the store and saw Gordon Ramsay frozen dinners. I busted out. I almost bought one but couldn't bring myself to do it. I'm still laughing.
 

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OK, this is funny.
I've watched enough Kitchen Nightmares, Hotel Hell and other Ramsay shows to know that when he takes a bite of frozen foods served to him, he spits it out and asks "Is this frozen?"
I was walking through the frozen isle at the store and saw Gordon Ramsay frozen dinners. I busted out. I almost bought one but couldn't bring myself to do it. I'm still laughing.
I did, some kind of beef thing, and it wasn’t very good.
 

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I hated math. Was never any good at it. Good thing I never worked in finance :flail:( I actually did for 30 years)

Now my son want's me to find an Isopod (rollie-pollie) and put it in the container with the centipede so it won't starve. I didn't think it would but he's the Biologist. This means digging around my yard to find an Isopod, then open the lid to the container and drop it in. All the while, trying to keep the centipede trapped so it doesn't escape and bite me. I've been thinking of ways and I'm pretty sure I know a way to do this safely. (I hope)

Things we do for our children.
 

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I hated math. Was never any good at it. Good thing I never worked in finance :flail:( I actually did for 30 years)

Now my son want's me to find an Isopod (rollie-pollie) and put it in the container with the centipede so it won't starve. I didn't think it would but he's the Biologist. This means digging around my yard to find an Isopod, then open the lid to the container and drop it in. All the while, trying to keep the centipede trapped so it doesn't escape and bite me. I've been thinking of ways and I'm pretty sure I know a way to do this safely. (I hope)

Things we do for our children.
Oh, dear! WeII, by aII means, feed the beastie, and be carefuI! Poor IittIe roIIy-poIIy (Southern speIIing), though! That said, I do have a few thousand Iiving on/around my front porch. I think they Iike the food I put out for the feraIs.
 

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hated math. Was never any good at it. Good thing I never worked in finance :flail:( I actually did for 30 years)
:lol: That’s like my joke with myself about my degree technically being an engineering degree. Did not see that coming before college. I got more art and less math with my focus though. I didn’t see that coming either now that I put it that way. :think:
 

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Oh, dear! WeII, by aII means, feed the beastie, and be carefuI! Poor IittIe roIIy-poIIy (Southern speIIing), though! That said, I do have a few thousand Iiving on/around my front porch. I think they Iike the food I put out for the feraIs.
Funny thing is, when my son was here over the weekend, all we could find were Isopods and only a couple of centipedes. Now that he has the centipedes (plus one extra - mine), I can't find any Isopods. It's like they knew to run and hide.
He did say it should be ok until Friday when he comes again. In case you care about the centipede. It will soon join the others in the breeding/incubation/ecology enclosure at the University.
 

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Last night I went out for a smoke around 11pm (I don't smoke in my house or car). It was so quiet..I mean so very quiet. Not even a cricket chirping. (never a good sign) I thought I could hear something very faint walking on gravel. My blood ran cold and a chill went down my spine even though I couldn't see anything. I made a quick retreat into the house.
This morning when I took out the garbage I noticed new tracks. I said "That's a cat", then I noticed smaller ones to the side "and that's a cub".
So, she's back and I need to be really careful when I go out at night.
 

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Has anyone on here tried the golo weight reduction product?
 

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Got the new Covid vaccination this afternoon. Boy, were they busy. So glad I made an appointment. I usually get Pfizer, but since I read something about Moderna having a better response to the new variants, I decided to go with Moderna. We will see how I react to this.
I usually get sick for 3 days after the Pfizer shots..

Next to get done is the Flu shot.. but not for a few weeks.. probably Halloween day!! Then I will be all set, until next year!
Prevnar 20 (pneumonia), RSV, Covid, and Flu... OMG... how many vaccinations can one body have? Especially within a couple months, before something dire happens. No one knows..
 

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Got the new Covid vaccination this afternoon. Boy, were they busy. So glad I made an appointment. I usually get Pfizer, but since I read something about Moderna having a better response to the new variants, I decided to go with Moderna. We will see how I react to this.
I usually get sick for 3 days after the Pfizer shots..

Next to get done is the Flu shot.. but not for a few weeks.. probably Halloween day!! Then I will be all set, until next year!
Prevnar 20 (pneumonia), RSV, Covid, and Flu... OMG... how many vaccinations can one body have? Especially within a couple months, before something dire happens. No one knows..
shingles too, I hope. I haven’t gotten the RSV yet but will in a couple weeks.
 

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Everyone keep your fingers crossed.
My son is up for a research grant for his parental behavior of the centipede thing. I'm not sure if it's the University or government (probably the University). This just not happen to an undergrad, but if he gets it he could be published before he gets his BS. It will also look good on a resume.
I'm so proud of him (even if he doesn't get it).
 

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Has anyone on here tried the golo weight reduction product?
Sure sounds good,doesn't it?
I've not tried it myself but a friend did and she was not very successful because she didn't really follow the plan- she was expecting a miracle pill I think but basically it is a calorie restricted diet not unlike any other- that's what she told me after spending an awful lot of money

All the hype about insulin resistance and " reversing" it is a great marketing tool- eating the right foods,avoiding processed,fast foods and sweets along with getting daily exercise and good sleep can do the same without any costly "release" supplement

I was interested myself and did as much research as I could only to find nobody seems to be able to verify who this " team of dedicated doctors & pharmacists " are who developed the Golo diet- hmmm?
 

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Sure sounds good,doesn't it?
I've not tried it myself but a friend did and she was not very successful because she didn't really follow the plan- she was expecting a miracle pill I think but basically it is a calorie restricted diet not unlike any other- that's what she told me after spending an awful lot of money

All the hype about insulin resistance and " reversing" it is a great marketing tool- eating the right foods,avoiding processed,fast foods and sweets along with getting daily exercise and good sleep can do the same without any costly "release" supplement

I was interested myself and did as much research as I could only to find nobody seems to be able to verify who this " team of dedicated doctors & pharmacists " are who developed the Golo diet- hmmm?
I think the GoLo pill is based on apple cider vinegar...
 
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