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« on: 27/04/2007 20:23:23 »
On garden tables, near outside swimming pools, bricks and everything. In the UK, you can see these TINY red spider like creatures, which just crawl on the floor. They are REALLY tiny and just look like a tiny red blob moving around.

What are these exactly? If I squash them, it makes red marks as it pops. In our school outside swimming pool, there are many red spots on the floor, because we stand on them! I hate them! What are they?

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« Reply #1 on: 27/04/2007 21:54:51 »
"What are they?" 


Red spiders

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« Reply #2 on: 27/04/2007 21:55:12 »
we call them brick spiders, but obviously that is not their correct name. i actually think they are little mites.

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« Reply #3 on: 27/04/2007 21:57:59 »
"What are they?" 


Red spiders

So they ARE spiders?

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« Reply #4 on: 27/04/2007 21:59:27 »
No sorry there really called red spider mites

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« Reply #5 on: 27/04/2007 22:00:18 »
Oh.. Do they do any harm or anything to us?

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« Reply #6 on: 27/04/2007 22:04:09 »
NOT COMPARED TO YOUR THUMB PUSHING DOWN ON THEM MAKING THEM GO POP :-)

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« Reply #7 on: 27/04/2007 22:05:07 »
I see. ;) They look deadly though! Apart from the fact that they are small.

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« Reply #8 on: 27/04/2007 22:09:16 »
they are harmless to humans, i don't know about you though Seany.  ;D

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« Reply #9 on: 27/04/2007 22:09:55 »
Yes.. Because I'm as small as an atom? ??? ;D

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« Reply #10 on: 28/04/2007 19:23:06 »
I think they eat plants, I always have them around my herbs and in my flower bed, but I can't be sure if they are eating them


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« Reply #12 on: 30/04/2007 15:25:10 »
ha wat a coincidence im looking at 1 rite now in front of my comp!!!!!

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« Reply #13 on: 30/04/2007 16:31:58 »
Be careful Tony!  It might eat your computer especially if you have any outside pics on the screensaver! lol

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« Reply #14 on: 01/05/2007 00:59:50 »
Seany, be glad you don't Lie where I do. You cannot see the tiny, red creatures that are in the grass here in the states. They are quite quaintly named "chiggers." I think it may be the noise you make scratching after the millions of bites start to itch. The get in between you pants leg and shoes or when you are wearing short pants and they MOB you. Hundreds can bite at one time and after a summer day being out playing when I was a kid (before World War I :-) my legs would be covered with closely spaced bites, up to 40 per square inch. The legs looked like raw meat! The only relief you could get was to sit in the bathtub with some rubbing alcohol in the water. You get out and the sting was horrible. I couldn't sleep many, many nights and, as I and my brother and sister, got older sitting into the bath together was not a very good solution so we just rubbed rubbing alcohol and suffered. Be glad, be very, very glad, that the British variety of red spider mites don't bite.

I still hate these little creatures with a passion. They still bite me when I am outside. I have probably lost more blood and sleep to these misbegotten creatures than anything else in my life!

If you want to see a US spider mite close up, check the first URL below. The mite is on a 10 cent piece which is about 17.5 mm (11/16th inch)in diameter. There links to picts and info are below

http://www.mikebaker.com/animals/chiggers.html
http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/detail.asp?fotogID=606&curPageNum=16&recnum=IS0151
http://www.sulfursoap.com/chig222.gif (micrograph)
http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/md/chiggers.html (lots of info)
http://www.mayoclinic.com/images/slideshow/sn22_chiggers.jpg (Chigger bites - very mild case)

« Last Edit: 01/05/2007 02:45:16 by JimBob »

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« Reply #15 on: 06/05/2007 12:07:36 »
Oh god.. They look so deadly! Sorry JimBob!!
(By the way.. There were nude pictures on the 4th url! Heehee)

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« Reply #16 on: 06/05/2007 19:14:55 »
Seany, I did the same thing when I was young (only it was the Sears catalog)and then I obtained my dream. The rest has been a downhill ride. Women will make you crazy but they will not make hair grow on your palms. ;D If you do not understand it, GOOD!

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« Reply #17 on: 06/05/2007 22:34:32 »
LOL  Too funny!

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« Reply #18 on: 06/05/2007 22:36:25 »
LOL, what is JimBob on about.. :-\

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« Reply #19 on: 06/05/2007 22:59:50 »
It is a grownup thing, Seany. Ask your father - NOT your mom. She will say you are growing up too fast.

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« Reply #20 on: 07/05/2007 19:07:17 »
LOL! I don't even kno what you're talking about so how can I ask... :-\

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« Reply #21 on: 07/05/2007 19:16:00 »
I really luff those cute red things !!....

« Last Edit: 07/05/2007 19:17:47 by neilep »

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« Reply #22 on: 07/05/2007 19:16:48 »
Ugh!!! They look cute from far away. Just a moving red blob.. Have you looked closely at them?!

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« Reply #23 on: 07/05/2007 19:18:42 »
Hmmm..don't seem so cute close up do they ?


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« Reply #24 on: 07/05/2007 19:19:40 »
!!! What on earth is that?! A bunch of em together?

 

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