Mighty Mites
Mites crawl and breed in the strangest places. Some set up shop on bodies. Like yours. (All photographs made with support from School of Life Sciences FHNW, Switzerland. Sources: Heather Proctor, University of Alberta, Canada; Elke McCullough, University of Graz, Austria. The photographs in this article were made with a scanning electron microscope. The resulting black-and-white images were then colored to reflect the mites’ natural appearance.)