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The Incredible Photographs Of Micro Monsters

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posted on Nov, 11 2010 @ 02:28 PM
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here are some of the terrifying insects that lurk in our homes as seen under a microscope.
....some of these pics are just amazeing,and mind blowing.

welcome to the scary world of micro bugs.

A European hornet.

A yellow dung fly.

A human head louse with an egg.

A bluebottle fly.

Two water bears (or tardigrades, microscopic, water-dwelling creatures.

A common house spider.

parasitic wasp

An earwig on a leaf.

An aphid (greenfly)

A daddy long legs.

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a single dust mite among skin scales in housedust.

A female Lucilia blowfly laying her eggs.

A female yellow fever mosquito.



A grain weevil.



A long-horned beetle.

A brown ant biting a blade of grass.

A pill woodlouse.

A stable fly.

A termite.

A tsetse fly.

Two mange mites of different sizes.



They may look like monsters from a horror film, but these tiny creatures inhabit our homes, clothes and even our bodies. A new book, 'Micro Monsters', showcases some of the planet's most horrible insects and microscopic beasts. British author and trained zoologist, Tom Jackson, spent three months compiling the images in the book. Scientists coated the tiny creatures in gold, froze them in liquid nitrogen and fired a beam of electrons at the subjects from a scanning electron microscope to reveal the incredible detail



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posted on Nov, 11 2010 @ 02:31 PM
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This is some of the coolest and terrifying things i have seen. I hate spiders!



posted on Nov, 11 2010 @ 02:31 PM
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This is some of the coolest and terrifying things i have seen. I hate spiders!



posted on Nov, 11 2010 @ 02:32 PM
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Sweet snapperski, I love this kind of stuff!
That dustmite is trippy looking, like it has fingerprint skin. These things must spawn ideas for monsters and creatures in fiction. Thanks for sharing...

Peace,
spec

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posted on Nov, 11 2010 @ 02:34 PM
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wow man..

awesome breathtaking pictures



thx for sharing



posted on Nov, 11 2010 @ 02:39 PM
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thanx very cool:



posted on Nov, 11 2010 @ 02:42 PM
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You would think that if we can take such breathtaking amazing photos of something so small why cant we take breathless amazing photos of our own moon? makes me wonder...
But hey great photos I enjoyed them keep it up



posted on Nov, 11 2010 @ 02:44 PM
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Wow! Thanks for sharing these fantastic pics


Some scary looking things there.

S&F



posted on Nov, 11 2010 @ 02:45 PM
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it was the dust mite that got me...its just kinda sureal...its a whole new world at that micro level..

i'm just glad there really small,god help us,if we ever come across lifesize creatures like these...



posted on Nov, 11 2010 @ 03:02 PM
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I`ve been asking that question for years about the lack of moon photo`s.
Doesn`t seem to bother most people.
Got to say that these photo`s from the OP are brilliant.
The best i`ve seen at that scale.



posted on Nov, 11 2010 @ 03:04 PM
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Pardon the digression, just wanted to respond to the moon bit.
it seems China has some awesome pics:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Peace,
spec
ETA: Thanks digitalf, those are awesome! Below..
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posted on Nov, 11 2010 @ 03:07 PM
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Originally posted by Fastercaddy
You would think that if we can take such breathtaking amazing photos of something so small why cant we take breathless amazing photos of our own moon? makes me wonder...
But hey great photos I enjoyed them keep it up


ah but I think they can ...
stargazerslounge.com...



posted on Nov, 11 2010 @ 03:18 PM
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Fantastic pics, thanks for sharing. Isn't nature amazing.



posted on Nov, 11 2010 @ 03:38 PM
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O well of course they can see it. IMO I believe were up there. But thats just me



posted on Nov, 11 2010 @ 03:41 PM
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Very true don't get me wrong there are some amazing photos of the moon but theres just alot that doesn't add up about those recent pics. Strictly my opinion friend



posted on Nov, 11 2010 @ 04:15 PM
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and to put the thread back on track - superb collection of micro bug pictures - star for you snapperski !



posted on Nov, 11 2010 @ 04:19 PM
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and to put the thread back on track

Hear hear to that!
I know uploading those micro pics took some time also, so thanks again snapperski


spec



posted on Nov, 12 2010 @ 08:11 AM
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Wow amazing pictures!!!
The mites have such an amazing looking texture, but just WOW at the details!!



posted on Nov, 12 2010 @ 08:33 AM
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I absolutely love micro-photography. Those are some amazing little critters despite the eew factor. The Ear Wig especially crept me out. I hear those are something that you do NOT want to come across. I really liked the colored ones. I think some of those pics can be hung on a wall and considered art. But that's just me. Great find OP and thanks for taking the time to upload them. Looks like I might use some of them for my computer background.



posted on Nov, 12 2010 @ 02:31 PM
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i have to agree with you,these photos are a work of art,and i have the ant chewing grass,as my pc screen saver.

i find the weird world of microlife fascinating as it must be a insight into some of the creatures/lifeforms in the vastness of space,and these things go way beyond our wildest imagination's.

my children found these photos amazeing,and was good education for them to see the micro world that is thriving around us.



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