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Mum baffled by hundreds of tiny black balls inside her kids’ cubby

An Australian mother has been left baffled by ‘creepy black balls’ which turned up in her kids’ cubby house after it was left closed up for three days.

The woman went online to ask bug-lovers their thoughts on the ‘thousands’ of shiny black balls sticking to the floor and walls- wondering if they were eggs or droppings.

‘Please don’t say they are termites,’ she said. 

An Australian mother has been left baffled by 'creepy black balls' which turned up in her kids' cubby house after it was left closed up for three days

An Australian mother has been left baffled by 'creepy black balls' which turned up in her kids' cubby house after it was left closed up for three days

An Australian mother has been left baffled by ‘creepy black balls’ which turned up in her kids’ cubby house after it was left closed up for three days

The woman went online to ask bug-lovers their thoughts on the 'thousands' of shiny black balls sticking to the floor and walls- wondering if they were eggs or droppings

The woman went online to ask bug-lovers their thoughts on the 'thousands' of shiny black balls sticking to the floor and walls- wondering if they were eggs or droppings

The woman went online to ask bug-lovers their thoughts on the ‘thousands’ of shiny black balls sticking to the floor and walls- wondering if they were eggs or droppings

But the pictures had people stumped.

‘It’s an odd suggestion and probably wrong, but they look like poppy seeds to me, I used to pick them off my muffins and bread when I was a kid, Because I thought it was always fly poo,’ one man said.

Another said it was ‘too shiny’ to be faeces. 

One pest controller said they definitely weren’t termites – and she doubted they were from any insect.

‘Looks like a filler from a kids toy? Something weighted,’ he said. 

The mother was relieved.

‘We had the cubby shipped down from Queensland. I was terrified it came with termites,’ she said. 

'It’s an odd suggestion and probably wrong, but they look like poppy seeds to me, I used to pick them off my muffins and bread when I was a kid, Because I thought it was always fly poo,' one man said

'It’s an odd suggestion and probably wrong, but they look like poppy seeds to me, I used to pick them off my muffins and bread when I was a kid, Because I thought it was always fly poo,' one man said

‘It’s an odd suggestion and probably wrong, but they look like poppy seeds to me, I used to pick them off my muffins and bread when I was a kid, Because I thought it was always fly poo,’ one man said

One pest controller said they definitely weren't termites - and she doubted they were from any insect

One pest controller said they definitely weren't termites - and she doubted they were from any insect

One pest controller said they definitely weren’t termites – and she doubted they were from any insect

One person said he thought it might be tick eggs – but was quickly shut down.

‘You would need a magnifying glass to see and identify tick eggs, I have never seen them before, and even then they would be small. Tick nymphs are only just visible to the naked eye,’ one man said.

Others said more information was needed to identify the mysterious balls, and made suggestions.

‘Try and squash one. If it doesn’t squash or fluffs back up, could be from a toy. If it pops could be an egg, if it crushes into dirt or dust it could be poop,’ a man said.

The mum also found a moth in the cubby, and wondered if they could be moth eggs. 

'It looks like the ones posted are not sticking to anything. I'm not sure that moths lay over a thousand eggs that have no way to stay lodged to what they were laid on,' one woman said

'It looks like the ones posted are not sticking to anything. I'm not sure that moths lay over a thousand eggs that have no way to stay lodged to what they were laid on,' one woman said

‘It looks like the ones posted are not sticking to anything. I’m not sure that moths lay over a thousand eggs that have no way to stay lodged to what they were laid on,’ one woman said

And others agreed they look ‘very similar’.

But some people doubted the theory.

‘It looks like the ones posted are not sticking to anything. I’m not sure that moths lay over a thousand eggs that have no way to stay lodged to what they were laid on,’ one woman said.

‘That’s a lot of eggs for a single moth,’ one woman said. 

Others agreed it could be pokeweed seed ‘hoarded by a mouse. And shared pictures which looked similar. 

Source: Daily Mail Australia | World News

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