Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Extreme close up of Dust Mites that lives in our Home

Seen through an ultra-powerful Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), these tiny creatures are some of several types of insect living undetected right under our noses.
One of the images taken using the SEM, which can cost up to £500,000, shows a house dust mite - millions of which inhabit every home.
This image taken through a Scanning Electron Micrograph shows a house dust mite, which lives on shed skin cells
They mainly live in furniture and are usually harmless, but can cause allergic reactions in people with asthma.
This image shows a cat flea in its favourite habitat and is magnified more than 100 times
A super close-up of a common housefly reveals the tiny hairs across its entire body
This red flour beetle inhabits the kitchen and likes to eat cornflakes, biscuits and even pasta.

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