In the first of this series we’re putting a spotlight on some of the more stomach-churning sights you can see with the use of a microscope.
*Warning, you might not want to read the below while you’re eating your lunch. *
These microscopic organisms cannot be viewed with the naked eye. This is because they only measure a few micrometers in length. This is a picture of Pseudomonas Bacteria which is commonly found on household appliances.
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In addition, this is an image of the bacteria on a mouth swab. (If you’ll excuse us, we’re off to brush our teeth).
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Your eyelashes and the tiny creatures that live on them. Feeling itchy yet?
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If you or your pet has ever had a tick, you might want to look away now. While visible with the naked eye – you don’t get this much graphic detail without the use of a Microscope.
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4. A Dust Particle
This is a magnified image of a tape lift of normal household dust. It includes paper fibres, glass and cosmetics but the flat colourless particles are human skin flakes!!!
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