Mum begs for help identifying strange ‘beans’ that appeared in her bathroom
- A busy mum has been left confused after finding tiny beans in her bathroom
- The mum said her children have all moved out so it wasn’t their random mess
- She was inundated with responses after posting the curious objects online
- Found out that the beans were ant pupae, the active immature form of an insect
A busy mum has been left baffled after finding three bean-like objects on her bathroom floor.
The woman said she was cleaning when she found the ‘weird’, tiny objects and couldn’t work out what they were so took to a Facebook cleaning group for answers.
People were quick to come to their own conclusions, suggesting everything from maggots to raisins and moth eggs.
A busy mum has been left very confused after finding three bean-like objects on her bathroom floor
‘Looks like what appears in a nappy when they’ve eaten too many sultanas,’ one mum said.
While another said they ‘look like someone’s skin tags had fallen off’.
Others said they could be toe nail clippings, slugs or skinned sausages.
‘They are much, much smaller than that,’ the mum wrote in the comments.
The woman added that there are no kids at her place at present.
‘Google image search didn’t help. I am thinking the wind blew them in,’ she said.
Other people told her they were larvae of some kind, and posted similar pictures from a Google search.
‘I’ve since discovered (and killed) three large black ants wandering around the window area of my en-suite at different times,’ she wrote
The mum was thrilled to see the comment and did some research, updating the post to confirm the bug theory.
‘I’ve since discovered (and killed) three large black ants wandering around the window area of my en-suite at different times,’ she wrote.
‘So I conclude, with members’ help) that they were ant pupae.’
Most ant species spin a silk cocoon around themselves, this is called the pupa. Inside the pupa a young ant will eclose.
Eventually pale yellow ants emerge. They quickly darken as their exoskeleton hardens.
The first batch of ants will be smaller and weaker than an established colonies ants as they have not been fed much.
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