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  1. #1
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    Default SBB litter identification

    What kind of eggs are these in the SBB litter? The four white ones in the middle of the photo.


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    The webbing also visible in the photo could indicate spiders? Just a guess.
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    Fly eggs? I've seen maggots in bottom board debris before. Looks like the right conditions on that BB...

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    Wax moth cocoons?

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    Lesser wax moth maybe? Isn't there such a thing?

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    I've seen something like that also but not in SBB litter. If the 'eggs' appear to made of fibrous or webbing material it might be spider. It's hard to tell from the photo if the 'eggs' are shiny or are actually small cocoons. Some of the ones I've seen had a little cap at the narrow end that appears to have opened. You could save them in a container and see what hatches out.
    Last edited by Oldbee; 12-03-2008 at 09:53 AM.

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    The more I look, the more they look like ant eggs.

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