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Bug Identification needed. Bird Mite? [a: possible silverfish]

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  1. Hubbabuga

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    Posted 3 weeks ago
    Sun Oct 1 2017 11:59:13
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    These bugs are crawling on me mostly at night. I have a 4 month old baby and I'm afraid they might be bothering him too! I live in a 3 story apartment building on the top floor and I found these in microscopic bugs with a handheld microscope at 60x. I collected them near the pipe in my cabinet that leads to the roof. No matter how much I clean, I can't get rid of them! Any help to identify them would be VERY VERY APRECIATED.
    If it helps, I am located in Coronado, California (a small island in San Diego county).

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  2. Hubbabuga

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    Posted 3 weeks ago
    Sun Oct 1 2017 15:26:09
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    Can someone help to identify these bugs? They're barely visible to The naked eye. They crawl on me mostly at night. No matter how much I clean the house they won't go away! If I could find out what they are it would be a great help. I Took these images with my handheld microscope under 60 times magnification. I live in Coronado, California in a three story apartment complex on the top floor.
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  3. loubugs

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    Posted 3 weeks ago
    Sun Oct 1 2017 19:53:52
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    Not a mite. Very nice pictures. It could possibly be a very small, first instar, silverfish. Not all body parts are there but it looks like there are broken rear filaments. Are there any other specimens?

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  4. Hubbabuga

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Sat Oct 7 2017 1:06:34
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    Thanks for the reply. You have been very helpful.
    The following pictures are of a different bug I found with my handheld microscope at 60x magnification. The last picture looks a bit tricky because it's on top of a mirror. It's super tiny like a speck of dust without the microscope. So neat! Do you have any idea what it could be?

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  5. loubugs

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Sat Oct 7 2017 8:12:46
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    That one looks like a booklouse.


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