I did some preliminary testing of a cheap endoscopy camera, looking at the thriving inhabitants of my compost bin. It’s a quick, rough test, and I need to work on being steady with the camera, but it’s got potential.
Where should I put this camera next?
Attempt to count Hovind’s brain cells.
PZ Myers says
It doesn’t magnify, and I’d need a lot of magnification. I also fear I’d get lost in the vast emptiness of space.
Oggie: Mathom says
I am in my mid-50s. I bet you can guess where I thought the camera was going.
Oggie: Mathom says
And that is a good looking compost heap. Do you have any problems with the coffee filters decomposing?
Since you get a lot of temperature variations in Minnesota, I wonder how the compost critters will change in the different seasons.
“Where should I put this camera next?” – The autoclave. ; )
Dennis K says
The iridescence on those flies is actually quite stunning.
You mentioned lawns. Aren’t wolf spiders very active this time of year?
Deep Myth says
I can just a Youtube channe for thisl: “Biolab of Horrors!”
Ed Peters says
I’d look under rocks.
I was told by a guy who ran a business that supplied beneficial insects to gardeners and farmers that “sloppy” compost piles like yours was a good place for the beetle larva of a beetle that eats snails and slugs among other things. the well turned and “sweet” piles have a lot fewer animals living in them and are what is recommended they are also a lot hotter. and boring
I have an old trash can i keep my beasties in and feed them a similar mess. the population continually changes over time very funky and cool!
that thing might be fun for exploring old rock piles and debris piles half rotted log and lumber piles, crawl spaces under buildings old over grown hedges and shrubs
have fun but be safe don’t fall down a well.
You never know what you might find outdoors. Like that giant rubber moose that led to an ig nobel.
Speaking of insects, if you dig down you might find the stuff from the film “Quatermass and the Pit”.
Damn! I found a deSantis crawling in the compost. Now I must sanitize it with a flamethrower before it spreads.