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crocoite
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After the rain...

Post by crocoite »

I always get tons of these in my shed...

Don't know what they are called. Any suggestions please?

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Post by PeglegOS »

I'm no expert, but it looks like a flea. :o
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crocoite
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Post by crocoite »

PeglegOS wrote:I'm no expert, but it looks like a flea. :o
Far too big for a flea...If it is, I don't want to get bitten by one :smt106

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Post by beetleman »

Hi Steve, welcome back :D I think I found the ID.....I thought they looked like sand fleas so I did a little digging and came up with this :wink: I guess they get around in the world. They are not insects.
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Gordon C. Snelling
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Post by Gordon C. Snelling »

They are amphipods, around here they are often called lawn shrimp. As you have discovered they can be very common after rains when they get flooded out of the soil.

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Post by crocoite »

Thanks Doug and Gordon...

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Post by Ken Ramos »

Those are shrimp :!: :?: :shock: Sure would take a lot of them to make a meal. :D

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