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Please help me ID this shell casing

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  1. kt_f

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    Posted 12 months ago
    Sat Sep 22 2018 20:05:59
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    Please help. I moved into a new apartment less than a month ago. First of all let me say I suffer from anxiety. So I tend to hone in on small details that support my fears and run away with them...

    I kept feeling what felt like dirt particles in my bed while I was moving around in it, and assuming for a couple weeks it was just because I now had wood floors instead of carpet like my old place... I figured I was just tracking dirt into my bed. Because I could always feel it on the bottoms of my feet.

    I began googling stuff about particles in your bed, just to make sure it wasn’t anything harmful.

    I came across several forums about bed bugs, so I began investigating my bed for them. I found this shell casing wedge in a crevice on the side of my mattress. I’ve seen lots of pictures of carpet beetles and also bed bugs... I feel it looos more similar to a carpet beetle but I’m freaked out, since it was wedge in my mattress. Is it a carpet needle or a bed bug?

    https://imgur.com/gallery/YQm2qup

    I know it is small but if you zoom in you can see what appears to be hairs?

  2. kt_f

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    Posted 12 months ago
    Sat Sep 22 2018 20:08:03
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    Let me also apologize for all those typos. Goodness. My fingers were working faster than my brain. Lol

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    Posted 12 months ago
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    beetle larva

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    Posted 11 months ago
    Sun Sep 23 2018 11:33:50
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    Shed skin of a carpet beetle larva -- looks like a species of Anthrenus.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.
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    Posted 11 months ago
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    Thanks so much for the help, guys


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