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User Image underdonecomics Posted: Jan 18, 2018 2:35 PM (UTC)
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In case you didn't know, head lice and pubic lice are 2 different species. It turns out that through DNA testing, scientists discovered that pubic lice are more closely related to gorilla lice than to the human head louse! Makes you wonder what early people were up to 🤔

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User Image helpersmyhair Posted: Dec 3, 2017 9:34 PM (UTC)

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Eggs or nits are glued at an angle.
User Image c_hongzhou Posted: Jan 17, 2018 4:18 PM (UTC)

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User Image freshheadsliceremoval Posted: Jan 17, 2018 3:41 PM (UTC)

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The main ingredient in many popular over-the-counter head lice shampoos is a synthetic chemical called permethrin. This toxic ingredient affects the nervous system in insects by causing muscle spasms, paralysis and death. Click on the link in our bio to learn more about the hazards of permethrin. #freshheadsliceremoval #freshheads #liceremoval #headlice #lice #louse #liceshampoo #overthecounter #otc #otcproducts #liceproducts #headliceremoval #headliceproducts #permethrin #toxic #chemicals #paralysis #musclespasms
User Image instaparasite Posted: Jan 16, 2018 4:45 PM (UTC)

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Can you guess what’s in the picture? Swipe left ⬅️ for the answer (and read⬇️)
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Booyaa, who would guess elephants have lice too🐘🐜😰! The genus Haematomyzus includes three species of lice that differ so markedly from all other lice that they have been placed in a suborder of their own. These unusual lice are ectoparasites of elephants 🐘and warthogs🐗. Haematomyzus acts more like a scavenger than a parasite. It does not take in blood by sucking, but instead eats off the hairs and miscellaneous debris😬. Because the skin of its hosts is very tough, this louse possesses incredibly strong biting mandibles on the elongated drill-like rostrum located on the head.
Species on the picture is Haematomyzus elephantis. Although elephant louse does not infect men, this social species does have a veterinary importance in zoos in particular. Massive infestations of the elephant louse in elephants at zoos can be fatal to the offspring of elephants and infections can cause a massive drop-off of the female elephant eggs released in the ovaries.😭
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