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Skin/hair bug looks like a lobster?

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Jan6-13, 10:15 AM
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Years ago I remember watching a "documentary?" on TV about our skin or hair (my best guess is hair). It was about all of the microscopic "bugs" that live on us. And the best I remember, there was one that looked like a lobster.

Anyone know the name of this "bug"?
(I've tried Google with no success.)

Thanks
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Jan6-13, 11:00 AM
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Most likely some mite.
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Jan6-13, 11:10 AM
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Agree, it should've been a mite. Chelicerates are very related to crustaceans such as lobsters.

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Jan6-13, 06:52 PM
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Skin/hair bug looks like a lobster?

There are two species of Demodex mites that live, breed, and die on our skin. One species lives most of it life head down in hair follicles, The other in oil glands, head down. Their wanderings are more pronounced at night. As you age you eventually develop your own personal load of these little guys.

Pictures and a "popular" version of these beasties:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/no.../#.UOoY9sU8CSo
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Jan6-13, 07:23 PM
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These are some of my favorites. http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1T4...&nfpr=&spell=1
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Quote Quote by 1plus1is10 View Post
Anyone know the name of this "bug"?
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Most likely some mite.
Lol... that mite be a good pun??


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Quote Quote by jim mcnamara View Post
There are two species of Demodex mites that live, breed, and die on our skin. One species lives most of it life head down in hair follicles, The other in oil glands, head down. Their wanderings are more pronounced at night. As you age you eventually develop your own personal load of these little guys.

Pictures and a "popular" version of these beasties:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/no.../#.UOoY9sU8CSo
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Thanks guys. My eyebrows and eyelashes have been itching constantly since I read your posts and clicked your links.
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Jan9-13, 05:03 PM
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Quote Quote by Fredrik View Post
Thanks guys. My eyebrows and eyelashes have been itching constantly since I read your posts and clicked your links.
You should be glad its eyebrows and eyelashes, there are other animals that we could link to.


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