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Re: bugs

Postby trilobyte » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:32 am

I don't think I've ever seen a fly out there during the event.
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Re: bugs

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:37 am

Just camel spiders, so don't worry.
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Re: bugs

Postby tatonka » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:41 am

thanks :)
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Re: bugs

Postby TomServo » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:42 am

Only flies that happened to hitch a ride out there.
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Re: bugs

Postby VultureChow » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:04 pm

Just lice and crabs, but they can easily be prevented by avoiding drum circles .
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Re: bugs

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:03 pm

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Re: Bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:03 pm

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Re: Bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs

Postby PhoenixFemmeFatale » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:31 pm

We've got sun spiders here where I live.... Creepy little things but harmless. Put one in a jar once to show my kids and it put on some impressive bravado - rearing back on its hind legs and lunging at the glass. Whenever we find them we try to 'catch and release' since they're good at eating the 'bad bugs'. The end. Story over.
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Re: bugs

Postby dragonpilot » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:03 pm

The only bugs I've seen were brought in by some folks who camped near Paisley, Oregon the night before arriving...somehow they got trapped in their camping trailer and swarmed out when the trailer door was opened...too funny!

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Re: bugs

Postby Lonesomebri » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:45 pm

I've always felt kinda pity on the rare bugs I've seen out there (moths, spiders, rolly pollies...), minding its own business in some storage unit/basement/garage, then bundled up with the gear, and a day or three later dumped on the playa...

Out on the edge, we have been visited by dragonflies from the surrounding hills and springs, probably winging in to grab those luckless stowaways.
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Re: bugs

Postby trilobyte » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:31 pm

I've seen a few bugs during the setup process (pre-event). Mostly dragonflies, and occasionally one of these has turned up...

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Re: Bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs

Postby trilobyte » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:34 pm

I've merged the bug threads, they both now live in Q&A
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Re: Bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs

Postby gyre » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:06 am

There are some black bugs that live in the ground there.
They seem harmless and unhappy to be disturbed.
Shy.

As for all the dangerous stuff, just remember that they are more afraid of you than you are of them.
You know, like bears.
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Re: Bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:09 am

Dryer sheets repell bugs! 8)
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Re: Bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs

Postby Bexx » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:39 pm

I've seen flies, dragonflies, a mantis and a bunch of gnats. The flies and gnats happened in 2010 the first night I was there.. But it also rained too. I think all of em tho came in hitching with campers and RVs.
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Re: Bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs

Postby Dr. Pyro » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:52 pm

I'm a little surprised Ygmir hasn't posted an old Bugs Bunny cartoon. "Bugs Nips the Nips" is one of my favorites.
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Re: Bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs

Postby tatonka » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:30 am

found ants in my free trailer :( put poisen out , alot are in the ceiling , was taping up some rips and they swarmed when I was covering there exits.
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Re: Bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs

Postby PhoenixFemmeFatale » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:26 am

tatonka wrote:found ants in my free trailer :( put poisen out , alot are in the ceiling , was taping up some rips and they swarmed when I was covering there exits.


Oh no! Glad you found them before you headed out for the playa! Ants ruin a good picnic!
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Re: Bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs

Postby ygmir » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:35 am

tatonka wrote:found ants in my free trailer :( put poisen out , alot are in the ceiling , was taping up some rips and they swarmed when I was covering there exits.

I"ve had great luck with those "bug bombs" in trailers/campers. open everything you can, leave any wall opening open and set one off and leave closed.
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Re: Bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs

Postby gyre » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:54 am

May need bait for ants.
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Re: Bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs

Postby Savannah » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:14 pm

My friend had ants in his new trailer, which he discovered too close to his trip to eradicate through chemical means.

A week on the playa killed them off. :lol:

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Re: Bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs

Postby Risque Rascal » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:04 pm

Sometimes by Friday or Saturday there are a few flys. I think they come with the poop pumpers.
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Re: Bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs

Postby tattoogoddess » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:34 pm

My camp mate found a scorpion in her tent. We think it hitched a ride in from tink from Arizona. We named it moop.
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