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thousands out of no where
thousands out of no wh  

they love wood
they love wood  
Dear Mr Hintz, can you please identify these?  Kind regards

Chris

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Hi Chris
These are Collembola or Springtails
They appear sporadically in large numbers and then disappear. They are the most numerous insects on Earth. You may see then again or possibly never. Thy love moisture and feed on fungus spores and bacteria

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Walter Hintz

Expertise

I can answer any questions about insects and spiders.

Experience

I have taught science for over 57 years. I am presently teaching biology at the college level. I have done extensive graduate work in entomology.

Publications
Momentum Magazine The Ohio Journal of Science

Education/Credentials
B.S. In Ed Kent State Unuv M.Sc The Ohio State Univ National Science Foundation Fellowships: Electron Microscopy Univ of California Entomology Kent State Univ

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