What insect/beastie looks just like mouse poo?

  • smoothpete 26 Apr 2007 16:10:08 37,009 posts
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    This is a bit random, sorry

    I found what I thought was a bunch of mouse poo in a kitchen cupboard, we had mice years ago so I know what it looks like. I was a bit confused because as far as I could tell there was no way in or out of the cupboard (it's a head-height one). I cleaned everything out and thought nothing of it

    Then today I get a voicemail from my other half saying "THE POOS ARE MOVING!!" which I thought was quite funny. Anyway, turns out they were actually some kind of little creature which looked identical to a mouse poo. I think they might have hatched out of a packet of star anise. They've all been irradicated now and all non-glass packets have been binned, but I'm quite interested to know what they were. We used to have knowledgeable bug people here IIRC.

    Any ideas?
  • magicpanda 26 Apr 2007 16:12:14 15,035 posts
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    Woodlice?

    Otheriwse known as Bellybuttons in these ere parts.

    For reasons long since lost.
  • Deleted user 26 April 2007 16:12:29
    Thatíll be the deadly larvae of the black widow, often found with imported star aniceed.
  • Killerbee 26 Apr 2007 16:13:44 5,015 posts
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    Flour weevils? We had an infestation of those in one of our kitchen cupboards a while back. Teach me to buy Tesco Value...
  • HiddenPooh 26 Apr 2007 16:14:23 1,426 posts
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    Weevils sound about right.

    Edited by HiddenPooh at 16:14:42 26-04-2007
  • smoothpete 26 Apr 2007 16:15:11 37,009 posts
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    Magic Panda wrote:
    Woodlice?

    Otheriwse known as Bellybuttons in these ere parts.

    For reasons long since lost.
    Noooo not woodlice. We call 'em cheeselogs :)
  • smoothpete 26 Apr 2007 16:16:12 37,009 posts
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    Not those weevils either. I cannot overstate how much they looked like little poos. They had (as far as I could tell) no visible legs. Think chocolate hundreds and thousands, but manky

    Edited by smoothpete at 16:16:50 26-04-2007
  • Jeepers 26 Apr 2007 16:16:35 16,611 posts
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    Killerbee wrote:
    Flour weevils? We had an infestation of those in one of our kitchen cupboards a while back. Teach me to buy Tesco Value...

    Weevils are the reason I'd rather eat my own faeces than eat Porridge: my Grandfather offered the juvenile Jeepers a bowl of the stuff after I'd told him I'd never eaten it.

    As a hardened Scot, he outraged and sent me to get the bag o' porridge oats he kept in his larder. I did, and opened it to peek at the contents.

    Which were moving. Heaving with weevils. I was nearly sick.
  • HiddenPooh 26 Apr 2007 16:17:33 1,426 posts
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    I still think Weevils.
    Read the comment on here
  • pjmaybe 26 Apr 2007 16:19:19 70,666 posts
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    They are weevils, just out of the larval stage.

    Look like tiny tiny little brown things. Bleach your cupboards out with a bleach solution, they hate that.

    Peej
  • Killerbee 26 Apr 2007 16:20:25 5,015 posts
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    Jeepers wrote:
    Killerbee wrote:
    Flour weevils? We had an infestation of those in one of our kitchen cupboards a while back. Teach me to buy Tesco Value...

    Weevils are the reason I'd rather eat my own faeces than eat Porridge: my Grandfather offered the juvenile Jeepers a bowl of the stuff after I'd told him I'd never eaten it.

    As a hardened Scot, he outraged and sent me to get the bag o' porridge oats he kept in his larder. I did, and opened it to peek at the contents.

    Which were moving. Heaving with weevils. I was nearly sick.

    Hooooooooorp!




    And the weevils sound pretty nasty too!

    /badumtish!
  • smoothpete 26 Apr 2007 16:21:12 37,009 posts
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    Weevil larvae eh? Ok, I'll go with that, that sounds about right. I think we've removed all possible sources of the little tykes from the cupboard so I reckon we're alright

    Had me really puzzled as to how a mouse would get in and out of there!
  • CosmicFuzz 26 Apr 2007 16:21:32 32,585 posts
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    Bellybuttons? Cheeselogs? They're slaters! :)
  • magicpanda 26 Apr 2007 16:24:49 15,035 posts
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    BELLYBUTTONS.
  • smoothpete 26 Apr 2007 16:25:32 37,009 posts
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    My mate had a couple of pet weevils, one was a big bruiser and the other was a bit runty. He preferred the runty one


    One should always choose the lesser of two weevils.
  • CosmicFuzz 26 Apr 2007 16:27:26 32,585 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    One should always choose the lesser of two weevils.

    /slaps smoothpete
  • Jeepers 26 Apr 2007 16:30:13 16,611 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    My mate had a couple of pet weevils, one was a big bruiser and the other was a bit runty. He preferred the runty one


    One should always choose the lesser of two weevils.

    /gunshot

    /followed by a very, very small chuckle
  • Spanky 26 Apr 2007 16:31:03 15,010 posts
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    I think i know what you're talking about, sort of like a weevil only missing all the extra fancy face bits. Some sort of minipsum-brown-beetleicus. That's the latin name.
  • smoothpete 26 Apr 2007 16:32:45 37,009 posts
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    I dunno, just looked like mouse shit to me, no legs/face/arse or owt

    Sorry about the weevil "joke" by the way, I couldn't hold it any longer :p
  • Jeepers 26 Apr 2007 16:34:08 16,611 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    I dunno, just looked like mouse shit to me, no legs/face/arse or owt

    Sorry about the weevil "joke" by the way, I couldn't hold it any longer :p

    It was genius! My gunshot was aimed to miss...
  • askew 4 Jul 2020 13:32:40 21,568 posts
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    Heh. Top result for a "site:community.eurogamer.net" search. Did you solve it?
  • JoeBlade 4 Jul 2020 19:06:20 5,109 posts
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    I keep reading 'beastie looks just like mouse poo' and wondering what the OPs beef with beastmaster was.

    What's the necrobump for anyhow?
  • neilka 4 Jul 2020 20:44:13 23,415 posts
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  • JoeBlade 4 Jul 2020 21:41:50 5,109 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Brilliant :D
  • smoothpete 5 Jul 2020 09:47:39 37,009 posts
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    Jesus. What the fuck. Top result?!

    Yeah they were weevils, from an old packet of flour right in the back of the cupboard. There were fucking looooads of them in the flour bag
  • frightlever 5 Jul 2020 12:17:00 1,492 posts
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    @smoothpete I had the same thing happen with a packet of corn flour or similar. Cupboard full of the little shits. Since then any time I buy flour or even just packets of dried lentils, pasta, whatever, I stick it in the freezer for 48 hours. Apparently this is enough to kill the eggs.
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