Louse or Tick?

  1. Student found a tiny (and I mean TINY) bug on his paper in class. Teacher put it on a piece of tape and sent it down to the health office along with the student. Student is concerned it's lice because his sister has it. So of course I do a head check. Nothing. Examine bug under my magnifying glass. It's so darn small that I honestly can't tell if it's a newly hatched louse or a newly hatched deer tick. Thoughts?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   kidzcare
    Quote from kschenz
    Thoughts?
    Tack it to the board.
    #science


    *please note: I have mentally checked out. I really don't care what you do with the bug. If it were in my office, I would've flushed it

    **additional note: I did not mean to sound rude with the "I don't care" I hope that you were not offended
    xo -T
    Last edit by kidzcare on May 25 : Reason: realized that sounded rude
  4. by   ruby_jane
    I think if you can't find nits or live lice, you've done your diligence. You know what it's not (lice). A lot of times we know what it's not but we have no idea what it is...and that's OK.
  5. by   grammy1
    Flea? There are lots of fleas around here right now.
  6. by   KKEGS
    Quote from grammy1
    Flea? There are lots of fleas around here right now.
    I though maybe flea also! Too many tiny bugs with 8 legs. I just have no idea.
  7. by   KKEGS
    Quote from kidzcare
    Tack it to the board.
    #science


    *please note: I have mentally checked out. I really don't care what you do with the bug. If it were in my office, I would've flushed it

    **additional note: I did not mean to sound rude with the "I don't care" I hope that you were not offended
    xo -T
    Not offended in the least. I'm pretty hard to offend. Don't know what that says about me. Hmmmm.

    I disposed of the mystery bug.
  8. by   Flare
    Nits? no nits then no lice.
  9. by   NutmeggeRN
    Bed bug? Or my other guess is a very young tick.

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