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Egg ID [a: not bed bug eggs]

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  1. ScaredChicagoRes

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed May 31 2017 20:23:52
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    Hi all,

    This may seem like a dumb question. But I found all these tiny things in my shorts pocket. I've had a lot of bug problems recently; from moths to silverfish etc. Do any experts on here know if these are eggs?

    Thanks

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed May 31 2017 21:52:19
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    They aren't bed bug eggs.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Thu Jun 1 2017 3:31:59
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    Actually this is silica gel/pearls. They are in those little bags when you buy bags, pants etc. You must have raptured one.

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    Thu Jun 1 2017 3:53:50
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    Hi,

    Confirming they are not eggs, these are eggs:

    eggsmicroscopestacker by David Cain, on Flickr

    Equally they are not "silica gel" crystals used to remove moisture from things. There is a wide group of materials that get lumped into the silica gel category but they are more white / pearl in colour.

    To me the closest thing I have seen is "tumbled quartz" which is most commonly found in sand and specifically beach type sand which is moved / agitated. Sometimes found as an inland artificial sand source as well if the source is from something that could have been tumbled in the past. In urban settings you often find them int he trends of peoples shoes and most commonly trainers, if you flex them to open the thread you will usually find them.

    Hope that helps.

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  5. Mawiwala

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Thu Jun 1 2017 4:09:39
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    Well I found those in my suitcase with a raptured silicia package last time I traveled . Maybe they color them now.

    When yo look here you can see.
    http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-silica-gel-beads-from-a-silica-gel-pouch-silica-gel-absorbs-moisture-58663046.html

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    Thu Jun 1 2017 4:36:21
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    These are bed bug eggs on a screen with differently colored backgrounds. Read the info with the picture for the description.
    patchwork by louento.pix, on Flickr

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.
  7. ScaredChicagoRes

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Thu Jun 1 2017 9:36:34
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    Well thanks Maw, David, Lous, this is a relief. I knew they weren't bb eggs, given all my crawling bugs i assumed the worst

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