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Out of the Blue

Knowing my affection for spiders, MrsBlue called me over to see a bunch of little spider hatchlings on the outside of one of our windows. Right off I noticed something odd, as the little buggers were not segmented, and it struck me they might be ticks. But on closer examination, they only seemed to have six legs each, which would make them insects, rather than arachnids, but once again, the un-segmented bodies didn't fit that either. So I did a little Googling and found that larval ticks, often called "seed ticks," only have (you probably see where this is going), yup, six legs. The general rule for creepy crawlies in the BlueTower is that spiders get to stay, and everyone else gets the catch and release treatment where practical. But this was a whole different situation, and even though these little guys were actually outside, they got the vacuum treatment nonetheless. So what started out as a charming little nature watch ended up as a murder spree. And I don't even feel bad about it.

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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 29, 2018, 19:58 Nimh
 
Ticks are hardly little buggers.. I'd check the vacuum canister just to make sure there is no movement, or nuke it from orbit, the only way to be sure.  
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