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ID and question about cast skins

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  1. thissux

    Joined: Aug '19
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    Posted 1 month ago
    Fri Sep 6 2019 19:10:10

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    I have seen a few translucent amber flaky bits like these on my bed sheets -- possibly part of a cast skin?

    If cast skins are left on top of the bed, would they likely easily crumble from impact, losing their identifiable bug form?

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Fri Sep 6 2019 20:59:47

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    Cast skins are so light they move on a breeze and as such they move before they can be broken apart. The sample is most likely a skin rag or scab and nothing to worry about.

    Hope that helps.

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