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  1. pampas

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    One bigger BB caught (100% sure it is one), but this was really small and dead, not 100% sure what it is:

    https://imgur.com/a/bZAcvY3
    https://imgur.com/a/X2fIClz

    Thank you!

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    It's hard to tell from your pictures but the small one looks like a varied carpet beetle. Look up pictures to compare. They are tiny. I have found a ton in my home after my bed bug infestation.

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    Hi,

    100% not bedbug.

    The positioning of the head and body and not correct and neither is the darker colouration of the head compared to the body.

    A clearer focus will most likely be needed for a species ID though.

    Also bedbugs are notorious good at avoiding glue based traps.

    Hope that helps.

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    I've identified this one as being 100% bed bug. What do you think?

    https://imgur.com/a/reaHiJH
    https://imgur.com/a/d0xBibO

    I was alive when I caught it, but died pretty quick as it was covered in DE.

    Also, I did not used a glue trap, I've used a CO2 generator trap (homemade) with dry active yeast.

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    HI,

    A clearer picture would be helpful.

    I am not as convinced as you are that its a bedbug.

    A lot of insects can be drawn to CO2, its not exclusive to bedbugs.

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    I've cleaned it, prepare it for one more photoshoot:

    https://imgur.com/a/cQy78X0

    The thing is totally flat and dry (because of DE) and about 3mm long.

    Thank you!

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    Hi,

    You need to pose your model on flat lined paper to get the best focus. The dips of the paper towel will always throw the focus out.

    David

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    Unfortunately, due to many factors, the model is now FUBAR

    Thank you, David, for the photo advice. I did not know that.

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    pampas - 11 hours ago  » 
    I've cleaned it, prepare it for one more photoshoot:
    The thing is totally flat and dry (because of DE) and about 3mm long.
    Thank you!

    This one looks like a bed bug covered in DE.

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    Another fresh catch from the trap. I wonder what stage is (it's really tiny, maybe 1mm):

    https://imgur.com/a/x33Ajmv

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    pampas - 1 hour ago  » 
    Another fresh catch from the trap. I wonder what stage is (it's really tiny, maybe 1mm):

    Looks like a small, unfed bed bug nymph.

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    Can I ask what type of trap you are using?

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    I am using a CO2 trap, http://www.naden.de/blog/bbvideo-bbpress-video-plugin -->

    [+] Embed the videoGet the Flash Videos

    You have to pay special attention to the climb-up area, to really help the bugs climb to the pitfall. I first used some medicinal duct tape with textile material, but I also attached some cloth to make it even easier. I usually put two traps in the infested room.

    The lid of the trap must be slightly open, so the CO2 can be expelled from the trap.

    Remember that the yeast and sugar will grow, so you have to use a bigger box, because if the box is small, it can burst out. Mine is not as big as in the video, but big enough to not overflow. I usually see the maximum level of where it grows and it is pretty close to the top.

    In the dog bowls you can put either baby powder or DE. If you put baby powder, you can catch live ones (like I did yesterday), if you put DE you should expect dead or nearly dying bugs. Don't spread too much powder, though,

    The purpose of the powder is to prevent the bugs from escalating further and keep them in the trap.

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    Obviously, something is very broken in this forum's plugins section (bbpress is one no-no recommendation for keeping forums) so the video link is not working. I will send you the link via PM.

    Edit: You can also use dry ice and a cooler.

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    Ok thank you so much!


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