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  1. iamscared

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Fri Dec 30 2011 14:23:52
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    I don't know what this is and I am really freaking out. Can someone please please identify this? Also, is this a shell or casting or full bug??

    http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/26/photo7xk.jpg

    Please reply !!

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Fri Dec 30 2011 14:47:23
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    Dear imscared,

    Holy crap, get out of the house at once, the calls are coming from the upstairs phone ! ! !

    Ooops, sorry, that's another movie isn't it.

    OK, the good news is that your photo does NOT look like a BB. The bad news is your photo isn't a great photo but good enough to tell that it PROBABLY is not a bed bug.

    The photo appears to be the shed skin of a carpet beetle type critter.

    If you can post a better photo that would be great.

    Let me know if any other questions or concerns.

    Hope this helps, paul b.

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Fri Dec 30 2011 15:47:55
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    Thanks for the reply paul. Here is another high res (I think) photo from a different angle.

    http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/7435/photo8v.jpg

    I need some advice from experts like you and I will post my question in another thread. Thank you for your ID.

    Could others also please have a look and give their opinion? Thank you very much for your time.

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Fri Dec 30 2011 16:55:52
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    Hi,

    100% not bedbug most likely isopod or carpet beetle larval skin I can quite tell on phone.

    David Cain
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    Fri Dec 30 2011 16:57:45
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    I agree with David, and my vote is for "isopod" ...

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Fri Dec 30 2011 17:00:41
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    Thank you David and Effeci! I just saw the photos (horrific indeed) and I remember picking up something and thought to myself (that looks like a frog insect!) and then a sudden panic struck me and I dropped it

    Are they pests? How did I get them?

    Edit:
    Never mind: I looked at the giant isopod and got it all confused. As long as it's not bed bugs I am sure you can hear my sigh of relief. I am just puzzled how I am getting insects all of a sudden, it's like a curse! I still have part of my bed to inspect and i am in no physical or mental wellness to do that right now.

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Fri Dec 30 2011 17:00:51
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    Welcome back good Sir, are you connected to the Matrix again?

    David

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Fri Dec 30 2011 17:08:13
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    Neither are pests of public health significance in low numbers.

    A good deep clean and lowering of anxiety about bedbugs would seem the most appropriate solution.

    David

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Fri Dec 30 2011 17:09:22
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    Still wi-fi connected,Morpheus, but I was missing this place too much...

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Fri Dec 30 2011 17:13:59
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    bed-bugscouk - 1 minute ago  » 
    Neither are pests of public health significance in low numbers.
    A good deep clean and lowering of anxiety about bedbugs would seem the most appropriate solution.
    David

    Thank you David, you're a star! Could you please check out the thread I PMed you about when you get time?

    I am so grateful for the members and this forum... before this paranoia I didn't know anything about BBs (chose not to) but now thanks to experts here, I know quite a lot now except for ID-ing of course... that's where bedbugger comes to the rescue

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    Posted 7 years ago
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    Posted 7 years ago
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    It's too bad your picture is clear, but the specimen is in or under the plastic material. Can it be turned over? Actually there are giant isopods, but not terrestrial ones. See this link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_isopod
    Aquatic isopods (amphipods are something else and are aquatic) look like small, gray toys. They live in certain oceans, typically deep sea inhabitants, and are more or less 12 inches long as an adult. I've examined specimens. The isopods we refer to on this board are those creatures that are approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length.

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Sun Jan 1 2012 11:57:04
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    Hey Loubugs,

    I have gotten more photos from the specimen (one of them is higher res of the first one)
    http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/4387/photo4jxu.jpg
    http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/2295/photo7ank.jpg

    After few more hours of poking around near the area, I found a live sample of what-i-believe is carpet beetle larvae from a very narrow inaccessible area. I will post the photo later for confirmation, but I saw it wriggling when I flashed light over it, and I then devised a lengthy apparatus (god..) using ear buds with tape at one end and carefully pulled it up. It tried crawling away really fast, but I eventually (almost 40 minutes later??) took it.

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Sun Jan 1 2012 12:03:54
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    Hi,

    That image is a beetle larval skin 100% so I think you need to focus on braciating urticaria as the issue you have and not bedbugs.

    David


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