Fuzzy, black worms - what are these things?
Lately, I've been finding a lot of tiny black worms (1/4 inch long) hiding in the fibers of my carpet. They're slightly fuzzy and have about five long, thin hairs sticking out their back ends. They have six legs and a pale whitish-beige underbelly. I've looked up images of larder beetle larvae, since I've seen some of them sneak in through the wall cracks from my balcony outside, but they don't really look similar; they're a lot smaller, a lot less fuzzy, and the larder beetle grubs don't seem to have the back-end hairs these worms do.
House Plants, white cotton looking cobwebs? Diseased?
Plants get spider mites. They make very fine webs and eat the foliage which dries up and dies leaf by leaf. You will see little black specks on the underside of leaves. You have to spray the plant with an insecticide. Here's a video of white spider mites. So maybe that's what you have. I had never heard of white ones before. Anyways, I think they are spider mites, and you should vaccuum and then spray the plant: http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dspider%2Bmites%26ei%3DUTF-8%26fr%3Db2ie7%26fr2%3Dtab-web%26xargs%3D0%26pstart%3D1%26b%3D21%26ni%3D20&w=320&h=240&imgurl=static.flickr.com%2F3223%2F3035114830_f5b1cea466.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fnike6%2F3035114830%2F&size=25.6kB&name=scary+spider+mites+wandering+on+their+cobweb&p=spider+mites&type=JPG&oid=ee50058800705eaa&fusr=nike6&tit=scary+spider+mites+wandering+on+their+cobweb&hurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fnike6%2F&no=32&tt=7,260&sigr=11e4fpstg&sigi=11gnd4kha&sigb=13lc64ou5&sigh=113rtdd4l
Where are these tiny white worms coming from, and how to get rid of them?
The worms in my life carry their babies(white dots) under their bellies, the are fat, but a thread before preg. when I kill them, the babies are alive & well. I kill them with spray bottles of Isopropal alcohol/peroxide, masking tape to pick them up kills them too-giving me pleasure** They are in the food I buy-bigger than mine!! eating holes in my clothes, quilts, pages of books-you name it-they're there. I'm homeless & live in my car-it's a daily job getting the ones I see. They seem to come with a tiny black (looks like fly poop) bugs that must be all mouth 'cause they bite me BIG. Could these be maggots? In two towns, 3 hrs. apart they thrive in grocery store food. ALL OF IT. How can people not be aware of them!!! I am loath to report them, people would be crazy insane to learn that the food in their town is FULL of white worms. Please, please help me ID them, and how to kill them. I have used Raid Fumagator, but soon they're back. Laundering my clothes in hot water & dryer do not kill them Thank you for the "Skin So Soft", I'll try to find an Avon lady. Please help me~ my life is difficult enough without these constant monsters in it.
I had white bugs (not lice) in my hair. What were they?
This is disgusting, but I was at dinner this afternoon when all of a sudden I felt my scalp itching. I reached up to find a dead fly in my hair. When I freaked out asking my friend to check my scalp, she found almost a dozen white bugs in my hair (I'm thinking larvae). How do I treat my scalp and make sure no other bugs emerge. I washed my hair with vinegar and RID (even though I know they aren't lice). Is it even possible for larvae to develop that quickly? They looked white (or greenish according to one of my friends) and rice like. Any help you can offer would be appreciated. I can't believe this happened, it's so gross. :/ Thankfully they seem to be gone now but I want to make sure I don't have any eggs which will hatch.
Good question!Your instinct was right. The lines you have pointed out are actually mapping anomalies. Only a small fraction of the seafloor has ever been mapped at high resolution. Detailed maps require expensive, specially-equipped boats. Typically these boats travel from major ports, then go back and forth across the ocean floor over an interesting area. NOAA publishes maps of the paths used by their boats.Google Earth uses both high- and low-resolution data. Whenever maps are joined, small features that do not appear on the lower-resolution map look like they've been cut off along the seam, which appears to the user as a straight line.A good place to see this effect is the coast of southern California, near the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. They have mapped their surrounding ocean floor in very high detail. When you go further than 300km away from the coast, the resolution gets patchy. My screenshot (500km offshore) is about half-and-half low-and-high detail.I've drawn arrows to highlight a few of the smaller boat tracks. You can see that the seafloor between my tracks looks sort of fuzzy. In the high-resolution tracks, you see all kinds of interesting bumps and ridges, which are continuous between tracks but disappear in the fuzzy, low-resolution areas.If you zoom way out, you can see lots of these tracks criss-crossing the Pacific Ocean (white arrows, below). You'll notice that most of them start near either San Diego (Scripps Institute of Oceanography) or Hawai'i (Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology). On any of these, if you zoom in, you'll see a resolution contrast like the picture above.The parallel pink lines, however, are not mapping anomalies. These are natural features, which are created perpendicular to seafloor spreading ridges, and I'm sure they're described in many places on Quora.Hope this helps. Have fun exploring! :)
Coral Eating Critters?
We have a 75 gallon saltwater tanked stocked with a variety of corals and fish and live rock. Its just under a year old and we have never had a problem keeping things alive, until recently. A few pieces of coral have been looking sickly, and after looking closer, I found some type of critter eating away at the coral. He was white, with small little flower shaped tenacles all over the top of him, and a suction botton (like a slug). We pulled him off the coral, and flushed him. The piece he was eating at did eventually die and disintegrated. Today, I noticed again a piece of coral looked like it was being eaten, so we took the piece out, and on the botton of the rock it was attached to was 4 of those critters! We have never noticed these guys before (just different types of worms in the rocks) and now they seem to be infesting our tank, and destroying it! We found a total of 6 and removed the from the tank. Anyone have any idea what thest critters are and how to get rid of them?
I have no idea what's going to happen with house prices, but for my two cents I do think that prices are now stupidly high and property is looking like an increasingly bad investment. Last year I bought a buy-to-let in zone 4. I felt like it was a pretty good deal, we looked round maybe 50 properties in total and this was our favourite.A few months ago I finally sat down and worked out exactly how much it actually cost after all the fees and taxes, how much it costs a year to maintain and how much it would need to rise in price by just to cover the costs.Turns out on a yearly basis, the £300,000 flat is earning just £66 a year. Perhaps worse I would need a 10% increase in the list price just to break even after all the costs! If interest rates rise it's going to be costing me money each year just to keep. That's not a good investment. That's not sustainable. A lot of people have mentioned that rent will rise over time and it'll earn a lot in capital appreciation. But what if it doesn't? We've had house price corrections before...If you're interested I wrote a really detailed post about the flat with a breakdown of all the numbers here.I now invest my savings in a index tracker on the stock market (here's my reasoning) and in peer-to-peer lending. I think they are both less risky and I hope will have a higher return.