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#1 Offline Foogoo - Posted June 10 2015 - 7:34 PM

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Found a few of these guys scurrying around when I lifted something from the windowsill. This one is maybe 1mm max, a few others were smaller. Any ideas?

 

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Camponotus vicinus, Crematogaster 1, Crematogaster 2, Formica francoeuri, *, *, Myrmecocystus testaceus, Novomessor cockerelli, Pheidole hyatti, Pogonomyrmex californicus, Pogonomyrmex rugosus, Solenopsis invicta


#2 Offline dermy - Posted June 10 2015 - 7:37 PM

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Maybe one of those Book Lice things, or bird lice? I think it's either one of those. I hope it's Book Lice for the sake of the fact that Bird Lice will use Humans as hosts.



#3 Offline Foogoo - Posted June 10 2015 - 8:35 PM

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Can't be a termite right? Seems way too small. There was an infestation in that windowsill about a year ago, but haven't seen any more frass since I drilled holes and injected termite foam.


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#4 Offline kellakk - Posted June 10 2015 - 8:44 PM

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I was going to say, that looks a lot like a termite.  1 mm is so small, though.


Edited by kellakk, June 10 2015 - 8:44 PM.

Current Species:
Novomessor cockerelli (2), Brachymyrmex patagonicus (1)Veromessor pergandei (1?), Dorymyrmex bureni (1)


#5 Offline Foogoo - Posted June 11 2015 - 6:31 AM

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I was going to say, that looks a lot like a termite.  1 mm is so small, though.

And that was one of the bigger ones, if even a full 1mm. Looks and sounds a lot like booklice though, which are harmless.


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#6 Offline dspdrew - Posted June 11 2015 - 6:48 AM

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Yeah I have booklice all over in some of my colonies. They're just more cleanup bugs, as they eat fungus.






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