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Head Louse Nit with Embryo
Head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) a parasitic insect that lives in the hair and scalp of humans. This is an image of a head louse nit still attached to a hair. Head, thorax, legs and abdomen can be seen inside the egg (nit). The image was taken with the fluorescence microscope in the microscopy suite. It is a projection of 24 images from a 93 micron thick Z-stack.
- John Ekman , ITG, Beckman Institute