What is this in my garage?

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What is this in my garage?

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Harvey Gordon

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Posted: May 15, 2005 12:09 PM       Post Subject:
Can someone please help me out here...these this are poping up everywhen in my garage...what are they?

They are about 1 inch long...



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Emmanuel Scanlan

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Posted: May 15, 2005 2:45 PM       Post Subject:
Harvey,

Don't you recognize those??? Those are from the "genus politician". You got to watch them closely. They will slither into your house with stealth. Once inside they head straight for your wallet!!! icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif


Manny (Emmanuel) Scanlan
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John Mertins

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Posted: May 15, 2005 3:04 PM       Post Subject:
Oh.. you have them.

Shortly, a man will knock at your door. Let him in, ask NO questions!! He will need full compliance from you and provide him any information he needs. The government will offer protection for as long as you need see fit. Being in South Florida you may be required to possibly relocate to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, or possibly central Montana for some time. Do not panic this is only a temporary displacement for you. He will provide more information when the agency feels it is needed.

Good Luck Harvey!!

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Mark Dudley
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Posted: May 15, 2005 3:22 PM       Post Subject:

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Looks like some sort of egg sac.. take the pictures (and a sample if you dare!) to your local extension office, they might be able to ID it.
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rmoore
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Posted: May 15, 2005 3:43 PM       Post Subject:

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Harvey,

My best guess would be that they are the nests of solitary queen wasps or hornets of some type. Think of them as starter homes for a single mother. You could expect them to expand as the family grows.

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Lisa Newham
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Posted: Sep 22, 2005 8:29 PM       Post Subject:

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This is a sac for silver fish.

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Kevin Williams

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Posted: Sep 23, 2005 6:00 AM       Post Subject:
good site for info

http://www.abcpest.com/houston/pestlibrary.html

# Silverfish are considered a nuisance pest. They prefer to live in moist, dark areas.
# Silverfish are gray or silver in color with three tail-like appendages projecting from the tip of their abdomen. Silverfish also have long antennae and flattened bodies. Both the adults and nymphs lack wings.
# Silver fish will travel long distances to locate a food source. Once a good source of food is located, they will stay in that same area.
# Silverfish damage is recognizable by irregular feeding marks and sometimes the presence of scales, fecal material or yellowish stains.
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Caoimh?n P. Connell
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Posted: Sep 23, 2005 8:20 AM       Post Subject:

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Havey -

Normally, I would tell you, but it might blow my cover...

Caoimh?n P. Connell
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Frank Nihei
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Posted: Nov 3, 2005 5:38 AM       Post Subject:

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Except for the color, those look exactly like what we always had in Hawaii. They'd usually be found hanging from twigs, as well as protected interior walls like basements, garages, etc. There'd often be a very slim single thread like a spider's, about 1/4-inch long and they'd just hang from that and spin or dangle in the wind.

I was told they were some sort of moth egg, but never saw what came out of them.

Occasionally, what ever was in it would "reel" the thread in and you'd see a microscopic, almost worm or slug-like appendage about half the length of the case (the yellow stuff in the photos above) which it would use to SLOWLY move from one spot to another...but that was very rare to see. At other times, the yellow thing was "glued" to whatever surface it attached itself to without the silk thread.

The ones in Hawaii were a uniform medium to dark dirty brown, about 3/4 inch long, less than 1/4 inch across. Exact same shape and curvature, though. Never saw any black and gray colored like this.

Funny thing is - I don't think I ever saw an empty one on the ground, so maybe this metamorphs into something else altogether?

Frank
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