Sep 3, 2009
Great second week of school. Lots of good students, medium ones, and very few unpleasant ones. Had to restock my fish tank, since my room got too hot during my trip to Hawaii. This time I bought a Blue Tang, Butterfly fish, 2 Damsels, and a small Lion Fish, I also got a pencil urchin, a few crabs, and a brittle Starfish (they act more like Octupi). This is enough for a 50 gallon Saltwater Aquarium. The salt water holds less air than a freshwater, and three of these fish will grown quite large. The less fish you have, the less maintanience required.
I also replaced the uber lizard with a 9 foot Boa Constrictor. She is only 5 years old, but I suspect that the snake was overfed. 9 feet is huge for a boa, and a 5 year one should be only about 6 to 7 feet at most. This guy was feeding her a rabbit every other week which is twice as much food as she requires. But she is a big one and the kids in my classroom seem to enjoy having a giant snake in the class.
Once she sheds her skin we will be able to take her out of the caage and take her for walks and stuff. We did shoot a short video, of a smart-assed kid getting sent into the snake cage. Sure hope I dont get fired for this, but it was the kids idea, and no one was hurt in the production.