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Old 05-22-2008, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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we used to do that as kids too and I'm sure billions of fireflies have died to provide kids around the world with some glow-in-the-dark bling..

and it is definitely disgusting when you think about it as an adult.. very cool as a kid though
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Hmmm, too bad I did not know that as a kid, that would have been cool. Now, how do you make sure they are lit at the time of smearing? Just being quick?
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:22 AM
 
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We had some in Westcreek last year, but that was the first time I've seen them since I moved here in 2001. It might have something to do with the amount of rain we received.
We get them on Sage Run regularly, but I think it has a lot to do with the huge ranch-turned-commercial-land-rape behind us.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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It's pretty obvious, but I'm not going to be responsible for the death of more fireflies
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:25 AM
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It's pretty obvious, but I'm not going to be responsible for the death of more fireflies
That's what I was thinking. They are so sweet to watch, and it pains me to think I killed hundreds of them. Please stop the murder of these innocents!!
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Schertz TX
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Yea! I love fireflies. I have lived in N.M. for the past 27 years and we don't have them. I am so excited to see them again. Dorky, I know. We are driving out in the morning to our new home in Schertz. Can't wait to get there!! When I lived in New Jersey as a kid I used to catch them too. Never did the jewlery thing though.
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I was never mean to the fireflies. I just caught them in my hand and then let them go. I love seeing them when I'm sitting out on the porch. It always brings me back to my childhood summers.
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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me too, but my MICHIGAN childhood summers.. when it was actually cool enough to stay out all night without constantly hydrating.. we had tons of fireflies up there and it was great watching them in a big field or the woods. ahhh, the good old days
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:55 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Poor little fireflies. I love them. Im glad yall arent "smearing" them anymore.
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Yes. You must smear them while they are lighting up. We would smear them around our wrists and have light up bracelets. Like I said, just be sure to do it while they are lit. I know it is gross!!!! I could NEVER do this now. YUCK!!
My sister and I would "dot" our ears for "earrings!" *lol*
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