Wednesday, September 06, 2006

So much to learn, so few parties to blab my mouth off at...

I found an extremely cool website today!

Look for all your favorite bugs!

I was browsing around, convinced the body aches and chills I feel are associated with the little fucker I found on my bathroom counter. See below...

As you can see, he's pretty small. I'm assuming, of course, that he's male, because (as I have learned today from insectimages.org)the males are typically smaller in most tick varieties. I have yet to identify this little fucker. Note his black hard body and very long front legs, which are easily several times longer than his very stubby other six legs. The definite 8 legs tells me he's a class: Arachnida, but beyond that, I can't find any images on the web that match this little guy. Should you run into something, let me know. I'd sure like to know I'm safe from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever or Tick-borne paralysis!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I didn't have any luck with your mite either...though this late at night I'm certain to have nightmares from all the pics I've browsed through. *grin* If you still have it around I'd take it to your local cooperative extension office or similar service...see what they could tell you.

RayGun Rane said...

Thanks for the advice. It's times like this I wish I had a camera with magnification. More gadgets, please!