Smaller than anything I've seen, but I agree with what the fellow said
over on ABPW - get those boards away from the rest of your supply or you
could have a disaster on your hands. Turn 'em into firewood or put them
in a heated kiln for a few weeks to kill the bugs. What kind of wood
were they in and what kind of wood is in the rest of your supply?
I did a cursory search and didn't pin down any particular species, but
you might try looking on http://bugguide.net to see if you can figure
out what kind of bugs they are. That site has an *incredible* array of
photographs and resources. It didn't take me long at all to find the
little bastards that wreak all the havoc with Mesquite trees here in Texas:
See Nad. See Nad go. Go Nad!
To reply, eat the taco.
I sent a copy of the picture to the University of Maryland Extension
Service and got a reply. They say my bug is a "spider hatchling" and
nothing to worry about.
I am pulling all my lumber off the shelves and inspecting it anyway.
Thanks everybody for your replies.
I believe this board had that damage when I acquired it. The picture
of the little bugger just happen to be on that board. The other one I
saw (I only saw two) was on a 2x4. I bought about 200 bf of misc oak,
cherry and walnut from someone in the area off of Craigslist for $50.
I will certainly be more careful with what I bring into the house. I
still need to inspect the cherry to make sure there is no other boards
like this one.
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