Friday, September 26, 2008
Well, as you know I didn't reassemble tomatocam yesterday ( I hope BTZ isn't too disappointed in me), so no pics last night....but no new damage in the watched zone this morning, so I don't think we missed any action. (whew!)
In case you don't know the history, here's the background:
Many of my precious tomatoes were getting these weird rings around them--kind of like burn marks or self-mutilation cutting marks and I just couldn't figure out why.
Eventually I realized that it wasn't really probable or possible that they were spinning themselves on the vine to cut themselves with the metal framing.
The rings weren't interfering eating these tomatoes, but they created an element of mystery and confusion.
Then this story takes an awful turn.... some of the ringed tomatoes started have puncture marks where they had been penetrated by some evil creature.
This led to my current theory that some sort of predator circumnavigates the tomato many times until a weak spot appears...then it's over for that piece of fruit!
I became clear that tomatocam was necessary...to catch a predator!
Fortunately Bryan is a genius, apparently with an abundance of time on his hands...the rest is history.
Today's photos include an otherwise healthy tomato with the crop circles on it, one that has been thoroughly violated and the mass graveyard for the others!
Tomatocam should be back up tonight...and I have a good feeling about it.