Mite eating cheese, SEM
Cheese mite (Tyrophagus casei) in cheese, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Cheese mites are usually found in cheese, but can also live in corn and flour. For many cheeses the presence of mites is undesirable, but in some cheeses they are used to produce a required flavour. These cheeses are considered ripe when covered in a grey powder of living and dead mites and mite skin and faeces. Cheese mites reproduce rapidly, with a life cycle of only 18 days. They can cause dermatitis (skin inflammation) in cheese workers. Mites are usually less than 0.5 millimetres long.
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Striped bark scorpion (Centruroides vittatus)
Striped bark scorpion (Centruroides vittatus) female with young on her back. The average brood is about 30 but can be more than 50. South Texas, USA
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Victorian satirical cartoon on the Art Dealer
Vintage engraving of a Victorian satirical cartoon on the Art Dealer. Within this spider's gilded cave, Young Genius finds an early grave; The Dealer sucks the very brains, Of Art, and fetters it in chains
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