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Tiny little wormlike bugs?

Postby TwoFortyJeff » Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:53 am

Has anyone seen really tiny little reddish worm like bugs in the Sierra? They are almost too small to see, about the size of a few grains of sugar, but you can see them moving.

I only saw them once on my JMT hike. I was camped by the bearboxes at the Lake Edison ferry landing. When I woke up a few dozen were in my tent. There were a lot more in my pack and in my clothing, cookset, etc. Luckily I was going to VVR so I was able to clean everything really well.

I'm not sure if they were a larvae or a lake sand parasite or what, but it freaked me out. I'm glad it was a one time thing.



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Postby Cloudy » Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:21 pm

I've seen incredibly tiny red mites (kinda look like ticks)at various campsites in the Sierra but no tiny red worms. I don't know if they are hazardous to your health but the mites that I have seen seem to be attracted in some fashion to humans...
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Postby Tom » Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:25 pm

Many years ago I saw giant, 8 foot tall red worms chasing green buffalo through the Crabtree Meadows area. Maybe because it was the late 1960s.
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Postby cgundersen » Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:34 pm

Hey Tom,
Wish I'd been there......post a notice when you figure out how to get back, via a wormhole, perhaps?
cgundersen

On a serious note, I've seen the aforementioned mites, but not the worms!
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