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Please help ID this creature [a: springtails]

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  1. Aikee2010

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Thu May 28 2015 0:04:55

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    over the last several weeks, I have been finding these mites while reading a textbook under very bright halogen light. They just crawl across the page, like it's their home. Never more than one at a time and there is no "nest" in the book that I can identify. They just sort of appear on the page from out of nowhere. I wonder if they are BB nymphs. We do have a new couch (bought brand new) and a concurrent ant infestation in the home.

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  2. loubugs

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Thu May 28 2015 2:52:33

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    No, not bed bugs, but springtails. These are 6 legged creatures that are able to jump to an abdominal appendage that can be set and sprung. They normally signify that there is a dampness or moisture condition.

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