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Head lice Video


What do head lice and nits look like?


These are video images of live head lice. The first video image shows an adult head louse crawling along a human hair.  The speed of the head louse is about 1ft per min

(~  0.3m/min).  This  video demonstrates how head lice can easily and quickly move along and between hairs.   (more Head lice images)



















The second  video image shows a head louse digesting human blood.  Head lice blood is clear so the dark red human blood can be seen clearly in the insect stomach.


These  moving video image movies were taken using a digital optical  microscope.








Video of  head   louse crawling along a hair.  Taken with a digital optical  microscope. Movie of  head louse digesting human blood.   Taken with a digital optical  microscope. More images, pictures and video of nits and head lice, check the links Home Home