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ID please - nymph or mite..? [a: spiderling shed skin, booklice]

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  1. Pretty_scared

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Tue Jan 2 2018 22:32:06
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    As Lou suggested we placed some tissues, folded papers and clothes around our bed last night.
    This little fellow walked out of a tissue this morning.
    Can someone tell if its a nymph or mite or something else? (I probably squeezed its butt a little bit whilst taping it..)
    Thank you!
    Picture upside ans downside:
    https://ibb.co/bJfhgb
    https://ibb.co/goVhgb

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Wed Jan 3 2018 0:08:31
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    We found something that might be an egg?
    https://ibb.co/bJfhgb
    https://ibb.co/goVhgb

    And another really tiny creature crawling around the backpack
    https://ibb.co/ivzsxG
    https://ibb.co/mXo7Wb

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Wed Jan 3 2018 13:02:02
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    A bit small, but it looks a bit like a spiderling shed skin. Nothing to worry about.

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Wed Jan 3 2018 16:12:42
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    Thank you! But I guess it's not shed skin as it was alive and crawling around? So just little spiderlings I guess?

    Whilst checking our backpacks I've found something else - four litte egg-shaped shiny (actually really shiny in spotlight, almost like sugar-shiny).. things attached to a piece of my clothes. They seemed to be pretty good fixed on there and we probably broke them while trying to take them of. Stared at them for minutes with the usual "yes-no-maybe...?"-attitude (no idea what else it could be)
    Hence I do not have a picture no one will be able to tell for sure, but - how likely is it to find four eggs on fabric, next to completely clean similar items in an also completely clean small bag that is opened on a daily basis?

    Something off topic, what I was just thinking about: The Internet is loaded of so much different information about this topic, so if you're a total newbie and might face the problem of having bed bugs - you're lost. Absolutely lost and probably freaking out. But this forum is like a light guiding you all the way out of this black pool of helplessness and fear. I'll stop being over dramatically now. Actually just want to say - it's great what you all are doing here and how you help.

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Wed Jan 3 2018 23:40:19
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    Good morning,
    Day started wonderful. We keep on finding this tiny whites creatures on our clothes, as we check them regularly. It drives me totally crazy, as this one sat in my bra, which was on top of a pile of clothes (located in the bathroom) I've worn the day before yesterday.
    It's not a beg bug nymph, is it? I mean - why would it stay in the bathroom for two days (didn't look like having fed on blood)?! And isn't the head-part too long?
    As I poked it, it started moving (like ant quick) and tried to hide in that corner, stopped moving. Didn't really seem to be bothered by my flashlight. Actually I'm kind of worried that something got inside ( into the pillow-like part of it) my bra, even if it's sewed neatly - is such a thing possible? (Regarding to bugs hiding inside sleeping bags ans thick blankets)

    Caught this little thing on camera as well (and starting ro think about a career as a wild life-photographer :D).
    https://ibb.co/kbsiNG
    https://ibb.co/domchG

    I hope it's okay to ask for dentification and advice again? We're trying to google our way through, but it's hard if you're not an expert or experienced with those things - everything looks kinda same and MIGHT or MIGHT NOT be possible. Hoping for the best, expecting the worst. I mean, it's south east asia - it's a miracle we haven't found hordes of bugs and other things in our backpacks.

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Thu Jan 4 2018 4:15:32
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    Update - We found some more, really looks like bed bugs..
    (Or maybe book lice..?)

    Quite detailed pictures:
    https://ibb.co/ii8XGb
    https://ibb.co/i4U8NG

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Thu Jan 4 2018 6:45:26
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    Pretty_scared - 2 hours ago  » 
    Update - We found some more, really looks like bed bugs..
    (Or maybe book lice..?)
    Quite detailed pictures:
    https://ibb.co/ii8XGb
    https://ibb.co/i4U8NG

    booklice. I missed previous pictures of booklice that you posted along with what looks like the spiderling shed skin.

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Thu Jan 4 2018 6:58:42
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    Great! Thank you


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