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    Default Dandelions equal Ant?

    Why is everyone convinced the dandelion seeds will spell out the location of the Ant? I realize there are very few token left and that the Ant is one of them, but that just isn't enough for me. I have read every thread I can find about the ant and the dandelions seeds, page 10, page 45, page 77, page 78 etc. I believe the seeds will say something, but I'm not so sure it will be about the Ant. What if they are like the mushrooms on page 100. There are lots of theory's about that.

    And here's another thing...

    I CAN'T FIND THE ANT MATE!

    I can see what everyone THINKS is the mate to the ant on page 45 but I am not convinced by any of them. All the other mates have been 'no brainers'. This one is not. I see one ant period. And there is very little said about the only ant that looks like an ant.

    Whats the significance of the green shading?
    How about the fact the fairy is very specifically pointing out the middle block on the top row?
    Has anyone else noticed the 'face' in the first block in the second row from the top? Most likely not significant, but interesting non the less.

    just some thoughts I've been tossing around...


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    Because an ant is hidden in the border on page 77. All of the puzzle pages so far have had the creature corresponding to the jewel hidden on the same page.
    Try working on the clues while listening to the Myst soundtrack.

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    The firefly and beetle mate aren't exactly no-brainers, either

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    Well I see what some are calling the ant on page 77, the head and the dot for the eye but that is just not enough for me. I also see what some people are calling the ant on page 10, on the tree on the left side of the page, which looks more like an ant than page 77 to me. I can't see the one on Zach's sleeve on page 19 and i can't see the one under the S shaped dragon on page 78 either.

    But my point is, not everybody is 100% sure, or in agreement rather, where the mate to the ant is. Thats what I meant by a no brainer.

    The beetle and dragonfly may have been more difficult to find, but once found, everyone agrees those are the ones.

    So I just think people are assuming the dandelion seeds are part of the ant solution because of the possibility of the ant being there, but not everyone agrees it is. And I don't think enough focus is being placed on the drop cap on page 45.

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    Default Re: Dandelions equal Ant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wandering Mutant
    Why is everyone convinced the dandelion seeds will spell out the location of the Ant?
    I don't think everyone is "convinced", but to date it the best thing we've got to go on. That is what these forums are for.. to put out ideas that will eventually foster solutions. I don't understand what your problem is with people talking about the seeds? If you got a better idea then throw it out and quit talking about things you think it isn't.

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    Gees, I don't have a problem, I thought thats exactly what I was doing... using this forem to throw out my opinion and see what everyone elses is. I was merely bring up something I thought was valid.

    Didn't mean to offend...

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    Nobody's offended. Keep talking about it, this forum needs more traffic!!

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    Wandering Mutant,

    I agree with you or at least I worry that you may be correct that we're looking at the wrong page or focusing on the wrong puzzle. So many people have worked on the dandelion seeds with no success (including myself). I'm not saying there's not something there, just that there may be something somewhere else that will give the solution. Anyway, it can't hurt to investigate a few more possibilities.

    I've been asking people who are not really into the puzzles too much to give me their opinions on what stands out to them. My sister has the book but never really got into it too much (I'm not sure we're truly related ). She suggested a connection between the page 45 dropcap dragon and the one on page 78 on the lower left. It was the 'S' in seize but it may also be a link to the one on 45. There's no ant on this page but perhaps all three are linked. I'm not sure, just throwing out a theory. Now that there's a possible Rusful jewel, maybe it's a map for that--it certainly isn't used for anything else. I looked at the leaves around the dropcap and they do look they could be turned into numbers. I tried a few things but nothing really jumped out at me. Perhaps others who are more patient at counting leaf groups would find something.

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    those Dragons are Dark Fairies... MS stated that in a book signing interview.... the Fairies all point the way.... so I think they have a lot to do with it..... I have never been sold on the Squiggle ant.... looks more like a dog my 4yr old drew... lol

    I could always be wrong though....

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    Can someone point me to the map fragment for the ant. The drop cap letter with the dragon and the pickensrooter pointing doesn't have a hand drawn line like all the other creatures that were found. I think our ant is being allusive.

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