Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tiny monsters

I came across these creatures via a G+ post by Carl Zimmer.

I've always thought the world on sub-millimeter length scales must be a terrifying place. Insects and even smaller organisms have, through many more generations of evolution than have elapsed for animals our size, developed frightening specialized capabilities.

Just imagine creatures like these emerging from your pillow each night to clean dead skin cells from your face 8-)

Bonus!: Here's a dust mite :-) "Bugs Mr. Rico, zillions of 'em!"

Wikipedia: Dust mites feed on organic detritus such as flakes of shed human skin and flourish in the stable environment of dwellings.


martin morgan said...

What about eyelash mites? They're in your follicles right now. Reality sucks.

Sam H said...


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