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An adult cicada will not shed its skin, rather a young nymph will shed it exoskeleton as it grows. Likely what you are talking about is the final shedding when the nymph emerges to become a winged adult cicada. I never knew cicada shells were popular in the USA (they are in China) as there are plenty of cicadas in the USA. You can bring a shell in*, as ...
Long story short I can't find specifics on the subject of bringing the insect shells or casings into the US through customs, however, all of this is subject to regulations by the State where you're going and APHIS. The page from APHIS mentions email address where you can send the question and find out whether or not it would be legal to bring a cicada ...
If you have to put up with it, WikiHow has an article that summarises how to relieve the bites. I was researching this back in July for my first bugs experience :/ They cover a few steps: Detect bite(s) Take a shower immediately, using antibacterial soap - helps relieve itching Apply either an anti-septic cream or lotion Rub ice cubes to a) stop swelling ...
There is plenty of information on venomous snakes, spiders, scorpions, etc on the web, just search with more specifics, ie: poisonous snakes in Arizona, scorpions in Utah, etc. If you are simply exploring the parks as a tourist, walking the marked trails, visiting overlooks, etc, you need not worry too much about it. Most smaller animals will avoid us same ...
Kill 'Em All I am afraid that the usual repellents for mosquitoes and the like will not work for bedbugs. I am also sure that your hands-on experience on the topic testifies this, since I bet you have already tried this solution. :) There are however a number of commercially available bed bug sprays, ranging from extremely powerful and harmuful for humans, ...
You can eat ants in Colombia. You can eat a whole bunch of different types of creepy crawlies in Thailand. You can eat locusts in much of southern Africa.
We were there (late) July - (early) August 2014 and didn't have any problems. As previous contributors have said, always carry bug spray anyway (Lidl do one that's pretty good) and take plenty of water to drink.
Deep-fried tarantulas are a specialty of Skuon, Cambodia: "Skun spiders closeup" by A. www.viajar24h.com - Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. How "traditional" this is is disputed: apparently this dish came to be out of necessity during the Khmer Rouge years, and has lived on as a novelty. They're not regularly eaten anywhere in Cambodia ...
Also, when camping overnight in Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon you are REQUIRED bear bag for food or even bear can: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear-resistant_food_storage_container and having a bear spray might be a good precaution.
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