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Are The Antenna Attacted To The Cast Skins?

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  1. i hate buggs

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Sun Apr 15 2012 0:42:40
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    I Found What I Think Is A Cast Skin But The Antennas Is Still Attacted ??? Is That Possible Or Is It A Dead One Because Cast Skins Dont Shed With The Antennas ??? Thanks

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    The entire outer skin is shed in one piece. There are demarcation lines on the immature bed bugs where the breaks occur and from which the next instar nymph or adult insect emerges. So, yes, legs, antennae, beak are all parts of the skin so these are on the shed skin. Parts can break off, obviously, either during or after the molt and may not appear on the shed skin. Look at some close ups that I've posted http://www.flickr.com/photos/lou_bugs_pix/5424452420/in/photostream

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    loubugs - 12 hours ago  » 
    The entire outer skin is shed in one piece. There are demarcation lines on the immature bed bugs where the breaks occur and from which the next instar nymph or adult insect emerges. So, yes, legs, antennae, beak are all parts of the skin so these are on the shed skin. Parts can break off, obviously, either during or after the molt and may not appear on the shed skin. Look at some close ups that I've posted http://www.flickr.com/photos/lou_bugs_pix/5424452420/in/photostream

    Thank you, that helps alot


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