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Old 12-06-2012, 5:39 PM
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Default Maggots on my rack

So the wife had me out in the garage gettin all the Xmas stuff out. I notice a fine grey/silver powder at the base of one of my racks. I grabbed the flashlight and looked closer and saw tons of live and dead maggots eating the hair/scalp area of this rack. This would make sense if this rack was fresh but it's from 2008. I looked 5 ft down the same shelf at my big velvet rack from 2011 and there wasnt a single bug on it. And this maggots are tiny and brownish color, maybe an 1/8" long and 1/16" wide. I did a google search with no results. Anybody know what they are and why they chose the 4 year old hard horned forky instead of the 1 year old big velvet?
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get some moth crystals to add to the rack
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Old 12-06-2012, 6:24 PM
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Moth crystals? Never heard of them. Do you think they are moth larvae?
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Moth crystals? Never heard of them. Do you think they are moth larvae?
No that's just what they are called, because your grandma puts them on the floor of her closet to keep moths in the house from eating holes in your gandpas suits. But that's not your generation I guess. They aren't use much these days. LOL You can get them at a hardware store. LOL
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Also called moth balls?

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Old 12-08-2012, 6:48 PM
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Yes.

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Also called moth balls?

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This discusses both: http://www.wisegeek.org/what-are-moth-balls.htm
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I'm an aware of mothballs and the obnoxious smell that comes from them. I had just never heard of them being called "moth crystals". But yes I do agree that most people from this generation (I don't claim these skinny jean wearing, tree hugging hippys as my generation) would know what moth balls are.
Nobody has any theories as to why the bugs went for the 4 year old kill vs the 1 year old kill.
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I'm an aware of mothballs and the obnoxious smell that comes from them. I had just never heard of them being called "moth crystals". But yes I do agree that most people from this generation (I don't claim these skinny jean wearing, tree hugging hippys as my generation) would know what moth balls are.
Nobody has any theories as to why the bugs went for the 4 year old kill vs the 1 year old kill.
They like jerky more than fresher meat? You need to ask them.
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I'm aware of mothballs and the obnoxious smell that comes from them.
Wait... so you've smelled mothballs?
How'd you get them to spread their tiny legs?
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Post a pick of the bugs...
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look into dermistid beetle larvae. Maggots implies flay larvae, however they may be beetle larvae that specialize in breaking down tissues as well.
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look into dermistid beetle larvae. Maggots implies flay larvae, however they may be beetle larvae that specialize in breaking down tissues as well.
Correct. Dermestid beetles are frequently found around our domiciles. Whenever you see those tiny beetles with the variegated elytra (wing covers) at your window sills, you're looking at a type of dermestid beetle. The larvae are those small furry creatures you find slowly sneaking up a wall or sidling along the floor next to the cabinets in your bathroom. They look like tiny caterpillars but are in fact noxious pests. Those little holes in your wool sweaters and sport coats? Dermestid beetle larvae. The little hollowed out areas on your nice Stetson hat? You guessed it, Dermestid beetle larvae at it again. Kill them without remorse.

Try putting some No Pest Strips in the vicinity of your mount, they work pretty well. I've also found that dog flea collars will also help eliminate infestations. I wouldn't put them in my closet, but I'd have no problem placing something like that in my garage.
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I think I had the same critters on a deer shoulder mount 3-4 years ago so I hit my mount with a can of raid. In retrospect that was probably not a good idea as I didn't consider what raid may do to damage the mount but it did get rid of them.
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There are moth species who feed on hair and old tissue. It is most likely moth larva. These are the same ones who eat your clothes, carpet, and mounts. The other option would be that you skull became damp and was infcted with dromestid or actual fly maggots, but they need moisture.
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I think I had the same critters on a deer shoulder mount 3-4 years ago so I hit my mount with a can of raid. In retrospect that was probably not a good idea as I didn't consider what raid may do to damage the mount but it did get rid of them.
Oh no! Was that the one my dad did?
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Oh no! Was that the one my dad did?
yeah, don't tell him lol. It still looks real good and the mounts are like 14 years old or something. Man I feel old saying that.
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My guess is hum brown pupa silver powder = silverfish, prehistoric.
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My guess is hum brown pupa silver powder = silverfish, prehistoric.
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If you have maggots on your rack i suggest you put your bra in the wash once in a while.
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If you have maggots on your rack i suggest you put your bra in the wash once in a while.
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Maggots on your rack? That sounds like a personal problem buddy. I would get that checked out by the Doc.
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