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  1. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Thu Nov 29 2012 10:09:44
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    Hi All,

    I was supposed to get 200+ samples of carpet beetles the other week but someone let me down badly and non appeared.

    I am working on some new projects which will help those who are worried about bedbugs or carpet beetles.

    We are looking for both the adult and larval forms for this study but larval skins are unfortunately of no use to us.

    If you are able to participant and send in samples if it turns into a viable and efficacious product I will send one to anyone who has participated.


    Adult carpet beetles

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    Larval stage of carpet beetles

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    Larval stage of carpet beetles

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    If you have any samples please drop me a PM and I will let you know where to send them.

    Thanks in advance.

    David Cain
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    Posted 4 years ago
    Thu Nov 29 2012 10:20:34
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    David, I had found several CB larva recently but killed them in a glass of rubbing alcohol. (They do wiggle around like they are in pain. Which I felt a little bad for them since they are not bedbugs.) I'm just curious, how would one ship them to you and keep them alive - the actual bettles and larva?

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    Thu Nov 29 2012 10:25:38
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    Hi,

    They have no higher central nervous system so they don't feel pain in the sense that we do.

    I can advise of suitable small boxes, make-up pots and a way of protecting things in card if needed. So long as they are padded and protected they will arrive in suitable condition.

    David

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    Thu Nov 29 2012 10:43:47
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    Great, that's just great.

    Why not wait till friggin winter to request live bugs.

    We had frost here this morning, crap.

    Will see what we can do on this one.

    pb

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    Thu Nov 29 2012 10:48:12
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    Sorry Paul, I know the timing is not perfect but the concept I am working on is close enough to it to make up the timing.

    We are told we are to get the frost in a few days, just when I am heading up North where its naturally colder.

    David

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    Thu Nov 29 2012 11:11:40
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    It is what it is.

    Isn't it ?

    Will do the best i can to help out with this one.

    However, I just realized that if I gather a sufficient quantity of setae covered larvae then i could string them together and make a coat.

    What to do, what to do: send them across the Atlantic or spend the next two years sewing, hmmm !

    Have a great day in theUK ! pb (hey, that rhymes)

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    Thu Nov 29 2012 11:14:18
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    Forget the coat, if you have that many skins I want a wig first, something judgely and befitting, LOL

    David

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    Thu Nov 29 2012 11:18:39
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    P Bello - 6 minutes ago  » 
    Have a great day in theUK ! pb (hey, that rhymes)

    So does: "Hello Paul Bello" . . . if you say it with the right accent!


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