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need identification of insect/parasite

Postby Linn » Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:45 pm

what insect is black and is sharply tapered at both ends and can only be seen with a magnifying glass? I have found them on myself and on my dog. I have been searching the internet and books, and can't find anything like it. I do not know how to attach a picture here. But I have a scetch if I can somehow get it to someone to ID.
I would greatly appreciate any help
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Postby Linn » Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:13 pm

no body knows?
I will just keep seaching on my own somewhere some book has got to have it. :)
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Postby Dr.Stein » Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:50 am

We need a figure ;)
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Postby sachin » Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:04 pm

put (attach)your image on your e-mail & mail to self

then open it from mail copy its address

in new topic write following code

[img]paste%20address%20here[/img]

submit
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Postby Dr.Stein » Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:44 am

Or use photobucket or imageshack or something like that to upload your pics online :)
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Postby Linn » Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:18 pm

thankyou :)
I have tried
I think it has something to do with AOL
I have had trouble with posting and file transfers and even pasting
Time to change. Personal e-mail would work but I understand people are afraid of attachments containing a virus.
Until that time I am going to keep looking. I am going back to the CDC and find a similar looking critter.
In the mean time, Does anyone have any idea at all from my description?
If I find I will post a link.
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Postby Beetle » Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:22 pm

Need more info. Does it have wings, antenae, what kind of legs, hard or soft body... Do some description and we might be able to help.
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Postby Linn » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:22 pm

Yea!
with the help of my daughter I have posted the scetch. I think was not suposed to start a new topic though. Sorry Moderators. :oops:
No wings and no antennae. I was trying to get a specimen when someone walked in to the room and I looked up for only a second, when I looked back down it was gone. So this is the best I can do from memory. :(
Leech-like is my best guess,
Have not seen it again. I will probly find more this spring.
It has me baffled.
Gratefull for the help,
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Postby befour » Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:08 am

Hi Linn!!

If it looks like what I used to get off me, it looks just like collembola. I remember the first time that I realized that gross looking bug came off of me, I almost fainted. Then I saw pictures of them on different web sites and knew what it was. It was so surreal because all of the info on collembola at that time, about 6 months ago, said that they were an ancient insect, usually found in dark damp places. There was nothing that indicated they were harmful to humans, let alone HUMAN PARASITES!!!

So, I thought I was the only one, in the whole world, that had these horrible bugs chewing on me!!!!

That is - until I started reading the posts here and on LB. I am so grateful for these forums!!!!

Linn - so glad to hear from you!!!!! I will answer your PM a little later -

Take care-

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Postby Dr.Stein » Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:25 am

If you have identification book of insects, it will be easier :)
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Postby Linn » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:54 pm

Hey, befour
nice to hear from you.
Colombola you sure?
can you post the link. I didnt see it at the C :oops: DC
man look at the time got to get to work.
I love this forum
did you get my PM?
thanx ,
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Postby Linn » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:56 pm

Dr.Stein wrote:If you have identification book of insects, it will be easier :)

I need some better ones.
Do you have any recomendations/
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