Monday, January 16, 2012

Sinapee Cemetery/Chigger Outing 9/11/11

You wish you had explored?


From: Jim Fahrion
Sent: Tuesday, 9/13, 2011 6:55 PM
To: Gary & Butchie Thompson; Richard Worm; Dave Hansen
Subject: Latest count

Gary, we lost count after counting 132 chigger bites, so I've got your 100 beat.

- Itchy Jim


From: Richard Worm
Sent: Tuesday, 9/13, 2011 10:09 PM
To: Jim Fahrion
CC: Charles Winterwood; Margarite Reynolds; Dave Hansen; Gary & Butchie Thompson
Subject: RE: Latest count

Jim:
I have no chigger bites at all! I had that blanket to sit on and had lightly sprayed my ankles, arms, shirt around my waist, and sides of my head and cap with Deep Woods OFF... maybe that helped. (I hate ticks so always try to think to take such precautions in the woods. I'm crawling around out here a lot lately in my prairie areas cutting down Autumn Olive so wanna be protected as best I can.)

Was wondering of Winterwoods and Margarite had any chigger issues, or if it was just an attack of those sitting around on the ground waiting for the sunset. Butchie and Gary were at the KDCCG meeting at 6 PM this evening--and Butchie had also been attacked--and I thought Gary said he had counted 150 spots on his chest, armpits and waist area. But who's counting... :) ?

What does a chigger look like? They must be tinier than ticks. I can recall having chigger attacks only two times in my life.

Chiggerless, this time,
- Dick


On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 8:02 AM, Margarite Reynolds wrote:

Hi, all. No chigger bites--I suppose I'd know by now. I don't think I'd even heard of chiggers till Dick's email. Have been reading about them online this morning. Not pleasant. Here is one website that was "interesting": http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/avoid-outdoor-pests/chiggers.

Wonder if it was something to do with time of day. I also do remember for some reason deciding to perch on the fence instead of sitting on the ground. But surely they can jump around...

Hope you all feel better soon.

- Margarite


From: Thompsons
Sent: Wednesday, 9/14, 2011 11:57 AM
To: Margarite Reynolds
CC: Jim Fahrion; Richard Worm; Charles Winterwood; Dave Hansen

Excellent chigger article, although it did creep me out a bit knowing hundreds of them were crawling all over us!

Despite the mites it was a beautiful and fun evening.

- Butchie

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