1998 Photo Contest, Science & Technology, 3rd prize

Oliver Meckes & Nicole Ottawa

Eye of Science for Geo

01 January, 1997

Adult and juvenile specimens of 'Phthirus pubis' (pubic lice) hang on to two human hairs. They transfer to a new 'host' during sexual intercourse or when people share the same bed. Without a host, they die within 12 hours.

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Oliver Meckes & Nicole Ottawa

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