The image is a coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a single dust mite among skin scales in house dust. Dust mites feed on flakes of shed human skin and are a common cause of asthma and allergic symptoms worldwide.
“Tardigrades (commonly known as waterbears or moss piglets) are small, water-dwelling, segmented animals with eight legs. Tardigrades were first discovered in 1773 by Johann August Ephraim Goeze, who called them kleiner Wasserbär, meaning “little .
Bdelloidea are microscopic aquatic animals that are related to roundworms, found in freshwater and moist soil. Interestingly, a male has never been observed within the species; females reproduce exclusively by parthenogenesis (without fertilization).
Tardigrades, "Tough Space Traveler": "These small, segmented animals not only survived a orbital expedition, some members of the community felled by solar radiation actually recovered upon their return to Earth.
MICROSCOPIC HAIRS IN INNER EAR: Inner ear help divers know their up down orientation in water. Sounds under water are magnified. When we hear sounds (whether under water or above) microscopic hairs in our inner ears vibrate.
Electron micrograph of a meal (or flour) mite (Acarus siro). It has long hairs extending from its body and large powerful front legs. This species is a common pest of granaries, mills and kitchens, feeding particularly on grains and cereals.