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ID Please: Potential nymph/instar (super hi res available)

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  1. paranoidinchicago

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Tue Aug 19 2014 10:10:30
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    Hello all once again,

    Thanks so much for your patience with me. I found two tiny white/translucent things crawling about under my desk last night and tape trapped them. The pictures below are through a magnifying glass, but I have 500 MB TIFF scans available (too high for flickr) that I'd be happy to share somehow if anyone is interested in more detail. I'd love to know what these are, whether they're BBs, etc.

    Photo Aug 19, 9 57 42 AM by holmesianrhapsody, on Flickr

    Photo Aug 19, 9 57 41 AM by holmesianrhapsody, on Flickr

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Tue Aug 19 2014 10:18:07
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    An educated guess would be a booklouse.

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    Tue Aug 19 2014 10:31:05
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    Thank you for the estimation, lou!

    The following is the link to download a 550 MB .tiff scan, which has better resolution when you zoom in on the actual bugs (in the top left corner). Anyone who would be willing to do that and give me a guess would be greatly appreciated.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/s8uqq0bg55swjgf/oreg080.tif

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    Tue Aug 19 2014 14:27:26
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    Hi,

    OK it takes over 45 mins to access the raw file via a fast line.

    Its not very clear but its clearly not bedbug.

    I am going to go with Lou on this and say something about the bent back head shouts pscocid to me.

    If you do any more scanning please cut out the sample area and only upload that.

    Hope that helps,

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  5. paranoidinchicago

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    Tue Aug 19 2014 14:33:13
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    Ack! I'm sorry about that, David. Thank you both, though, for going to the trouble for something that's not even a bedbug, and I will for sure cut stuff in the future; I'm still a bit shaky with HQ scanners and photoshop.

    Thank you!

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    Tue Aug 19 2014 14:58:09
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    Hi,

    You need Gimp, not a gimp but the photo editing software.

    Its easy to use freeware that does most of what Photoshop does but its much easier to use especially if you don't think in graphic designer / Mac logic paths.

    David

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    Thanks for the tip! I've used GIMP before but it was a while ago--this I actually did at work, since we have HQ scanners and Photoshop there. I will cut anything in the future though--my apologies again for the downloading hell.


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