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3 Things You Might Not Know About the Arachnids That Live on Your Face

  1. Everyone has mites.
  2. Humans host (at least) two mite species that aren’t closely related to each other.
  3. Mites can tell us about the historical divergence of human populations.
"If reading this made your face a little itchy, rest easy. In an evolutionary perspective, humans and Demodex are old, old friends. You are in good company. And so are your mites." [more inside]
posted by RedOrGreen on Aug 28, 2014 - 25 comments

The Mites That Eat, Crawl and Have Sex on Your Face

Demodex mites are tiny arachnids that live in hair follicles on your face. Recent research in Ireland indicates that they may also be a major contributing factor to rosacea. [more inside]
posted by infinitywaltz on Sep 5, 2012 - 114 comments

The honeybees are still dying

The honeybees are still dying.
posted by Zarkonnen on May 7, 2012 - 41 comments

"an important tool for spider hygiene"

They’re not aggressive, they’re just defensive, they only ever rear up if they feel threatened, they don’t go looking for trouble,” said Brett. grooming a funnel-web spider (via)
posted by bleary on Jun 11, 2011 - 79 comments

Pollination Pets for the Garden.

Pollination Pets for the Garden. The UK bee population has almost halved in the last 10 years due mainly to the spread of a mite called Varroa from Asia. The loss of such a large proportion of the bee population has implications for agriculture, horticulture and nature, bees pollinate the majority of plants with no intervention from man, there isn't a more reliable fertilisation method. However an Oxford company has come up with a simple kit to attract Mason bees to nest in your garden requiring no effort and no protective clothing, they're pretty docile too, so it's unlikely you'll get stung. BTW, the US is affected too.
posted by Markb on May 11, 2001 - 7 comments

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