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Skin cast ID please

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  1. MsBedbughater

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Tue Sep 10 2019 10:52:25
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    https://flic.kr/p/2hdwoV2

    https://flic.kr/p/2hdtRWi

    On Sunday, my daughter had 4 bites on her legs. Having posted here before, I immediately thought it might be bed bugs and stripped her sheets and mine down and washed them.

    Have not see any evidence on either of our passive monitors, although they could be misplaced, nor have I see any in her slat loft bed. Her mattress is encased.

    This morning, after getting out of my bed, I found what's linked above. Is this a possible Skin cast? It felt sort of pliable to the touch. Almost the consistency of a sun dried tomato.

    I did not see ANY fecal tracing when I checked. To be safer, I am going to have my daughter stay over with my mom the next few nights to see if i can isolate them and get any further proof (other than my upstairs neighbor, I stay in a 4 unit building, washing and drying all through the night! *sigh*)

  2. loubugs

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Tue Sep 10 2019 11:13:51
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    No, not a bed bug shed skin.

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