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Old 03-03-2013, 05:59 PM   #1471
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In the first shrimp picture, isn't the "backwards south america" another way of saying there is a tiger tooth on your black tigers?

Um. Yeah. Yeah, I guess so. The classic Tiger Tooth is a set of fangs, though, only two in the flank. This pattern is more jagged sawtooth all along the skirt.

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We interrupt the Rorschach discussion to announce that the overall model for the next project has come to DK in a Eureka moment. She wasn't even seeking alpha waves, but rather thinking amusedly about the Rorschach discussion. And, it just POPPED into her head, how to do it, from the sidelines it popped in.

The concept is:

Overalls.

Y'know, like farmers used to wear.

She ponders, further... hmmm.....


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Old 03-03-2013, 06:23 PM   #1472
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A tease, you Miss DKshrimporium are a tease of the highest order!

All of these homemade, incredible DIY and Genius miss use of materials!
No schemata? Haha.


I would love to hear and more so see, more of your workings.




I love the madness to your method.

And I'm still reading, and rereading almost everything, to make sure I'm not missing anything you say that may be vital later on.



P.s. I'd love to buy shrimp from you after I've started my modest path with some Cherries of my own.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:54 PM   #1473
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ok what is up with the plastic canvas want to see moooorrrreeee
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:37 PM   #1474
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I would love to hear and more so see, more of your workings.
Whaaaaaaaaaaat? Ninety-nine pages of thread isn't enough for you? To get the OD, you need to be an onsite Shrimptern.

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ok what is up with the plastic canvas want to see moooorrrreeee
DK's bizzy Googling like mad, trying to find a critical part. She thinks she's found one, needs to confirm the source availability. Unfortunately, none local that she can verify, at least on a Sunday.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:21 PM   #1475
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I LOVE IT!!! You saw it too!!!!


Coo-el, huh.


DK sees things, in her shrimp. Actually, not limited to shrimp. She cannot have florals or woodgrains around her, as they make her crazy. She sees scenes in them. All her friends think she's dumpy, 'cause she wears only solids and stripes, never patterns or florals.


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DK, I guess we're both a little crazy then, I get severely distracted even by orange peel texturing on a plain white wall. My favorite one is in the bathroom at work, there are gorillas warring on the wall next to the toilet.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:54 PM   #1476
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lol liam, i see stuff in the walls too. when i was growing up there was a unicorn on one section of panel and a gnome on another lol. took mom years to see it. one day i went to see her and she just HAD to show me lol
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:04 AM   #1477
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Well, after a few hours cruising the internet, hanging with the Oscar forum peeps, DK plans a trip to the local Amish establishment, to continue her "overalls" procurement. She has a feeling the Amish will have JUST what she wants. And no, it's not overalls. Amish don't wear overalls.

What started out as dismay, has grown into excitement, at the new project. Because it's coo-el. The data so far suggest it's gonna work.

We'll see... stay tuned.


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Old 03-04-2013, 01:10 AM   #1478
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wooo hooo cant wait to see more, on an up note hey DK i started a new tank hehe will need something for it soon lol.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:40 AM   #1479
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And... remember these? DK has a use for them, in the overalls project.

They won't come into the picture for a while, though.

Oh, man, a year from now, this is gonna be THE COOLEST thing, ever.

If you want to gestalt it, program the last two images below into your memory, and we'll pull 'em out in a year, and you'll see where DK was going, with it. She can see it in her mind's eye, now, so clearly.


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Old 03-04-2013, 01:37 PM   #1480
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DK is bizzy, chanting her mantras (and sipping her Bubba Mug of Joe), seeking the alpha waves, on the overalls project:

  • Keep it Simple, but Stellar (oh, the irony)
  • Make it cheap, and readily available
  • Make it easily reversible, re-configurable, removable
  • Make it low maintenance and low energy consumption
  • Seek non-proprietary componentry whenever possible
  • Design it so there is system feedback
  • Reduce, re-use, re-cycle
  • Somewhere in the project, we have to use something for other-than-its-intended-purpose, to get us out of the box and into creative problem solving via lateral thinking.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:57 PM   #1481
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ha rotating shrimp tank shelves lol
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:39 PM   #1482
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Hm. Post got duplicated when I went to edit it. Flush dis one and see below.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:28 PM   #1483
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Well, rather surprisingly, it was a total strike-out with the Amish supplier, although, just as surprising, the grocery store did the trick. She never thought, but the person with her at the time said, "just go in there and see if they have them!" and so, being amenable to NEW IDEAS, she did, and lo-and-behold, voila, there they were on the shelves. Modern grocery stores, so much more than bins of flour and pickles and dried beef.

DK set up some initial trials, after modifying her grocery store buy, yesterday.

She also spent some time with her friends Google, Amazon, and cyberspace, and ordered two more critical parts.

So now, we wait.

DK does a lotta waiting, lately.

And while she's been a-waitin', Shrimpterns 0.0, 1.0, and 2.0, I'm a speakin' to all y'all: she bit the bullet and paid the $ for this. She's gonna get serious about that ugly floor.

So here, you see the problem. Well, actually, the problem is about six feet tall and not in the picture. You see, years, many years ago, when the concrete floor was new, DK declared we needed to seal it and the walls with sealer, but Other Geek thought better. Of course, until it became obvious that... it needed to be sealed. So one day, while DK was out, Other Geek took it to seal the basement floor. But the problem was that instead of using a suitable product for a smooth finish, a rough nap paint roller was used, resulting in the equivalent of a popcorn finish in concrete-like hardness. That you cannot mop - it's like trying to mop sandpaper.

So over the years of all sortsa projects down there, that floor has gotten dirtier and dirtier, cause there are a couple of things DK just WILL NOT do. One is manual water changes on tanks. Another is hands-and-knees scrub the floor with a stiff scrub brush in hand. Sorry, that just ain't happenin'.

If you've been payin' attention, you figgered she has a floor buffer, an Oreck Orbiter (craigslist is her friend). So now, she's finally spent the money for the heavy duty scrub brush, to try THAT on her dirty floor. She hated to buy a proprietary part, but she needed a semi-industrial strength solution. She can't bear the thought of a Shrimptern 3.0 ALSO seeing this floor.

An' she guesses while she continues to wait, she can dig up that monga ah-loo-MIN-ee-um wire, and start to fabricate the parts she needs, from it.

Hmmm-hm-hm-hm.

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Old 03-05-2013, 03:11 PM   #1484
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At least it's non slip.

SO you won't scrub the floor, but you'll lay down on the floor to get a good pic of it? LOL
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:17 PM   #1485
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SO you won't scrub the floor, but you'll lay down on the floor to get a good pic of it? LOL
I thought the same thing......


DK, I know we briefly touched on the subject of the floor last time I was at the shrimp lab. I might be able to help out with that project.
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