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Not for the squeamish: Meet the planet's 'vampire' bugs which spend every waking…

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From our comfortable spot near the top of the food chain, it is easy to forget that we are still prey for numerous animals. But take a peek at some of the creepy teeth and feeding equipment - if you dare.
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Duncan Masters
Duncan Masters • 1 year ago

A crab louse normally lives on the pubic region of humans - and can also be found in eyelashes.

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The Yeti Crab, K. puravida, discovered in 2006, lives in methane seeping fissures 3,300' deep and has recently been shown to harvest bacteria which live on their hairy arms and eat them. Check out the video! via nationalgeographic ##Yeti_Crab #Marine_Biology #nationalgeographic

Eyelash mite. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an eyelash, or follicle, mite (Demodex folliculorum), a harmless parasite which lives inside human hair follicles.

Microscopic pic of eyelashes growing out of human eyelid.

A crab louse normally lives on the pubic region of humans - and can also be found in eyelashes. Meanwhile an asian tiger mosquito can carry the West Nile virus and the Dengue fever virus

Demodex mite up close and WAY to personal ! Tiny parasitic mites that live in human hair follicles supposedly are the next link or cause to superficial skin diseases like acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and even balding.

SEM of follicle or eyelash mites (grey) protruding from a dissected human hair follicle. These harmless parasites infest hair follicles around the eyelids, nose and in the ear canals of humans. One follicle may contain up to 25 growing mites. They feed on oily secretions from the skin's sebaceous glands and dead skin cells. ©Andrew Syred/Science Source #scienceimages #micrograph