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  1. mimi1104

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sun Feb 10 2019 10:01:36
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    Hey all,
    Is this from a bed bug? Found this in my moms mattress...no other signs whatsoever.

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  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sun Feb 10 2019 12:37:25
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    Hi,

    It’s a carpet beetle larval skin, they can be the cause of skin reactions and lots written about them in previous posts.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sun Feb 10 2019 22:37:17
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    mimi1104 - 12 hours ago  » 
    Hey all,
    Is this from a bed bug? Found this in my moms mattress...no other signs whatsoever.

    Separately answered your PM. Yes, this is a larval shed skin of a species of Anthrenus, one of the carpet beetles. As David pointed out, there are cases of dermatitis associated with certain defensive setae on the larva. Typical ones are the darker tufts at the rear of the body.

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