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Could shed skin be be dark brown with light brown ring around hole?

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  1. toledo

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Thu Mar 10 2011 20:50:28
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    I found a small appleseed-shaped object in my bed today. Under the magnifying glass, I could see that it was dark brown/black, with a perfect light brown/tan ring around the hole at one end. The hole was perfectly round. It was not translucent and there were no legs attached. Unfortuantely, my husband crushed the skin as he was trying to pick it up, so there will be no picture. We have had a confirmed case of bed bugs, so everything is suspect.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri Mar 11 2011 11:49:17
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    Hi,

    I have NEVER seen a cast skin be anything other than a tan paper colour as if they were made from tissue paper.

    If you post an image of what you have found we can help identify. If your camera cant capture an in focus up close image use a document scanner.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sat Mar 12 2011 16:45:33
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    Oh, it was thin as tissue paper, hence my husband destroyed it while attempting to pick it up. It was dark, so must be another type of bug this time. I wish I could find a good web site that shows cast skins. That would help people with identifying. Thanks for responding.


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