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crocoite



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:48 am    Post subject: After the rain... Reply with quote

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

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

Image 9mm across.


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PeglegOS



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm no expert, but it looks like a flea. Surprised
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crocoite



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PeglegOS wrote:
I'm no expert, but it looks like a flea. Surprised


Far too big for a flea...If it is, I don't want to get bitten by one
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Steve, welcome back Very Happy 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.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/16097
http://bugguide.net/node/view/48206
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Gordon C. Snelling



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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crocoite



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Doug and Gordon...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are shrimp Exclamation Question Shocked Sure would take a lot of them to make a meal. Very Happy
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