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Dining with Bats

Sunday, June 10, 2012

I have a nice bit of video here for you. This is Stella, who's had a nice evening of flight training and is getting her reward of a baker's dozen of mealworms. As the video opens, you'll hear a field cricket chirping, but if you turn your volume up, you'll also hear a low-pitched thrumming which is Stella echolocating her way to the mealworm dish. So turn it up and hit Play and listen hard as the video opens!

When she's had enough, I move her out of the dish (she'd happily eat 30 mealworms at a sitting) so Mirabel can have some, too. Mirabel was always the less enthusiastic flyer and eater, so she dropped her weight more slowly than did Stella. But I got them both down to 20 gm. and once the weight was off you could see that flying became a real joy to them. Next video: The Flying Battista Sisters!


Yum yum. Her middle name is Hoover.

Posted by DallasD June 10, 2012 at 7:11 AM

Lookin' very svelte, girls! Gotta wonder if a low carb mealworm diet might melt away my suborn roly-poly midsection, hmmm... In any case, well done!!!

Posted by Anonymous June 10, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Awesome! Awesome!Awesome!

Posted by stormy Lantz June 10, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Smack-ity smack!

Oh, it like to melt my heart. Hooray and thank you!

Posted by Anonymous June 11, 2012 at 2:42 PM
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