27 February, 2011

The Hidden Alien World Of The Demodex Folliculorum

=Demodex folliculorum - eyelash mite
eyelash miteWe search the universe for mystery and mysterious alien life and yet some are with most of us always. One example is the demodex folliculorum.

In the small picture the tails of these alien like creatures can be seen in a green colour protruding from the red stems. They can also be seen in the larger photo above.

Every one in three of us are playing host to these demodex folliculorum - in our eyelashes. These mites (photo below) don't mean us any harm and help to keep our lashes clean.

eye lash mite Demodex Folliculorum
Further Reading:
Beware: The Aliens Have Arrived
A Universe Full Of Strange Looking Aliens
Ezekiel: The Alien Abduction Of The Bible

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5 comments:

  1. Weird and totally cool! I try not to think about these types of things living on my lashes...it makes me start to itch! ha! I get the heebie jeebies! Good food for thought!
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  2. I am so NOT using any magnification when I apply mascara to my lashes.

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  3. This is one of those articles I wish I'd never seen LOL

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