Monday, April 30, 2007

A Herd of Dust Mites



from Britains's 2001 Science Photo Library Catalogue

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9 comments:

desert rat said...

Creepy...
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Norma said...

Yes, I think I've seen them around here. Great photo!

Pam said...

The dust pillar is mind boggling when you try to comprehend the size. And the energy! I have always loved pictures from the cosmos, have even done pastels of some, and thank you for sharing this one. It's just beautiful.

As for the herd of mites...eeeeuuuu!

k said...

I have very special feelings for those guys.

Did you know they're the #1 most common allergen in the entire world?

And the part we're allergic to is...their -

oh i can't say it.

wendy said...

I keep visualizing them with saddles on!!!

chiefbiscuit said...

That perspective is a little mind-boggling - (don't you just love that word - 'boggling' ?) Anyway - it kind of makes me think of the layers of dimensions - and how we here on earth could just be the dust mites of the universe. Takes some thinking about that one.

Tammy said...

Ewww I'd rather not ever look in a microscope. I'm off to shower and do laundry. lol

poet with a day job said...

That is so gross I want to cry. I think there are really good reasons why certain things are invisible to the human eye. Who was that jerk who invented the microscope!?!?!

pepektheassassin said...

Zaccharias Janssen, tho' some say it was Antony Van Leeuwenhoek.