Thursday, August 13, 2015

Camouflaged as Goo

Mite on tip of toothpick MKB 2014

The washed and stained samples in previous posts are a little bit tough to appreciate as mites, but not terribly.  This is how they look fresh caught from mucus membranes, covered in their own and the host's secretions. This is why this thing evades appreciation so easily.

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