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False-colour SEM of a human head louse




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False-colour SEM of a human head louse

False-colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a human head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis, clinging to a human hair. The head louse inhabits the hair of the head, glueing its eggs (called nits) to the shafts of individual hairs. The head louse is closely related to the body louse Pediculus humanus corporis; both subspecies are capable of interbreeding. Their main difference is in habitat, with body lice living in clothing, moving on to the skin to feed. Magnification: x22 at 6x4.5cm size

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Head Louse Insecta Pediculus Humanus Capitis False Coloured


18x24 inch Poster Print

Discover the intriguing world of microscopic organisms with Media Storehouse's Poster Prints. This captivating False-colour Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of a human head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis, clinging to a human hair, is a testament to the beauty and complexity of nature. Perfect for educational or decorative purposes, this high-quality poster print brings the wonders of science right into your home or classroom. Immerse yourself in the details of this fascinating creature and ignite curiosity with every glance. Order now and bring the microscopic world to life!

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes. Printed on 150 gsm Matte Paper for a natural feel and supplied rolled in a tube. Great for framing and should last many years. To clean wipe with a microfiber, non-abrasive cloth or napkin. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3 etc). Whilst poster paper is sometimes thinner and less durable than our other paper types, they are still ok for framing and should last many years. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 46.3cm x 61.6cm (18.2" x 24.3")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print showcases a false-colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a human head louse, scientifically known as Pediculus humanus capitis. In this intricate image, the tiny parasite can be seen clinging to a single strand of human hair. The head louse is notorious for making its home in the hair on our heads and attaching its eggs, commonly referred to as nits, to individual hair shafts. Interestingly, the head louse shares close kinship with another subspecies called Pediculus humanus corporis or body lice. Despite their ability to interbreed, these two subspecies differ primarily in habitat preference. While head lice inhabit our hair and feed directly from our scalps, body lice reside in clothing and only move onto the skin when it's time for them to feed. At an impressive magnification of x22 and measuring 6x4.5cm in size, this SEM image offers us an extraordinary glimpse into the world of these minuscule creatures. It serves as a reminder that even within our own bodies exists an entire ecosystem teeming with diverse life forms. This remarkable photograph captures not just the beauty but also the scientific significance of these insects within fields such as zoology and entomology. With its vibrant false colours highlighting crucial details, this print from Science Photo Library truly brings nature's wonders up close and personal for all to admire.

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