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Help identify shedded skin [a: not bed bug-related]

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  1. Nervous2015

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Dec 22 2015 23:33:32
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    I was cleaning my room, and notice my suit case had these clear things on the side. I don't know what it is. It's oval looking. My fiancé said its bed bugs skin. Please tell me if it is?! The suitcase was standing next to my closest which isn't too far from my bed. I never noticed any bites. I have had itching but I thought that was cause of the weather change. Please help me indentify it. I have no idea what to do!

    Note: I went on a Europe trip this past feb and I was very careful! I had bed bug spray and everything!

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Wed Dec 23 2015 8:43:22
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    The location is right, but they don't appear to have any bed bug characteristics, so I'd say no. The suitcase pattern makes it a bit hard to identify.

  3. jim danca

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Wed Dec 23 2015 9:12:44
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    Agree. I don't think that's bedbug related.

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  4. Nervous2015

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Wed Dec 23 2015 12:24:55
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    Are you guys sure? It must have been on my luggage for months I dont know how a bb cast skin will look after few months. Its hard, and its stuck to the luggage. I am scared to open the luggae in fear of finding soemthing

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Wed Dec 23 2015 12:59:42
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    Sorry for the confusion. Not bed bug related, I'm sure.

  6. loubugs

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Wed Dec 23 2015 13:04:07
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    Nothing bed bug related. Look at pictures of shed skins (exuviae).
    3 shed skins of 5th instar bed bug nymphs by louento.pix, on Flickr
    Cimex Flakes - a bowl of sheds by louento.pix, on Flickr

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  7. Nervous2015

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Wed Dec 23 2015 14:47:37
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    Thank you soo much!


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