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TDIFest 2008 Discussion about TDIFest 2008 that was held in Mason, OH on the Labour Day weekend (August 29th - August 31st, 2008) .

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Old September 8th, 2008, 11:10   #16
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What are the chances that most of the bites are looking like this as they begin healing?

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Old September 8th, 2008, 11:23   #17
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Old September 9th, 2008, 02:18   #18
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FYI...We did not experience any bug bites.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 05:55   #19
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My wife's more than a bit annoyed. SHE's got some of the same appearing bites, possibly from handling my laundry?
I've no new ones since departing hell....(sorry, thinking about that "real" billboard on I 71)... but now she has 5 or 6 of these similar marks.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 17:31   #20
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Hi! I stayed at KIR hotel, spent time in various areas under trees, hiked in the Cesar Creek Nature Preserve, sat in the grass at the Air Show (excellent air show!), and suffered no bug bites.
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Old September 10th, 2008, 05:54   #21
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We are healing well...
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Old September 10th, 2008, 06:09   #22
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I can't believe the bites have lasted this long... it's been a week and a half!
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Old September 10th, 2008, 14:01   #23
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the last two on my shoulder are getting there one faster than the other... at least the itching is going away
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Old September 11th, 2008, 20:40   #24
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The bites did last a long time but I was amazed at how wide the swolen areas were. I think if you scratched, even lightly, the irritant spread under the skin to include a larger area.

The incubation period for the swelling was about 24 hours. My son and I arrived Friday night from different parts of the country, stayed in the room for two nights and had new areas appear on night three but no new areas showed up 24 hours after we had left the area.

Clothing could have been a factor for why some were bitten and some not. Moskitoes like me too but these things seemed to only appear where there was loose clothing.
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A BIG thanks to Bruce for taking this issue to the Health Department. That shows a real committment to the club and its members, and I for one truly appreciate that action. A lesser man would have forgotten about it as soon as Monday rolled around. Thank you, Bruce! You really did the right thing here. I know it eased the minds of A LOT of us to find out what the issue really was.

I should have said this sooner but you know it takes awhile to come down from that Fest 'high'...
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Old September 12th, 2008, 19:04   #26
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Just mentioned this to a visiting nurse who also has had these bites, and it was as mentioned in first post, oak mites, they drop on anything that moves-- to get somewhere else, painful and generally around trees, sounds like conditions were perfect, everyone hanging around the trees for shade.
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Just mentioned this to a visiting nurse who also has had these bites, and it was as mentioned in first post, oak mites, they drop on anything that moves-- to get somewhere else, painful and generally around trees, sounds like conditions were perfect, everyone hanging around the trees for shade.
Especially given the heat and humidity.
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