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ID on possible shedding please... [a: not bed bug shed skin]

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  1. Freznoth

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    Mon Aug 14 2017 21:55:48
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    Sorry if the quality is poor, found this in the shower after roommate took one.

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    Bed bug shed skins look exactly like bed bugs, but more transparant. This looks pretty solid and not much like a bed bug, and might even be too big.

    An expert will know more.

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    nomorebuggs - 1 minute ago  » 
    Bed bug shed skins look exactly like bed bugs, but more transparant. This looks pretty solid and not much like a bed bug, and might even be too big.
    An expert will know more.

    I made a post earlier today with a Flickr link to some pics... can you see if they're skins or just a dead bug? I can't tell- I don't know what I'm looking for! Lol

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    psychologically_messed_up - 51 minutes ago  » 

    nomorebuggs - 1 minute ago  » 
    Bed bug shed skins look exactly like bed bugs, but more transparant. This looks pretty solid and not much like a bed bug, and might even be too big.
    An expert will know more.

    I made a post earlier today with a Flickr link to some pics... can you see if they're skins or just a dead bug? I can't tell- I don't know what I'm looking for! Lol

    This FAQ shows what bed bug shed skins look like:
    http://bedbugger.com/2013/01/15/what-do-bed-bug-shed-skins-look-like/amp/

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    nomorebuggs - 2 hours ago  » 
    Bed bug shed skins look exactly like bed bugs, but more transparant. This looks pretty solid and not much like a bed bug, and might even be too big.
    An expert will know more.

    Yeah I hear ya. I'm just worried because it was from the shower that it might have gotten fractured. I know this isn't a lot to go on.

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    Freznoth - 3 hours ago  » 

    nomorebuggs - 2 hours ago  » 
    Bed bug shed skins look exactly like bed bugs, but more transparant. This looks pretty solid and not much like a bed bug, and might even be too big.
    An expert will know more.

    Yeah I hear ya. I'm just worried because it was from the shower that it might have gotten fractured. I know this isn't a lot to go on.

    Not a bed bug shed skin.

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