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Related to follicle mite: Demodex folliculorum, Eyelash mite
See: modicum
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mite (Human mite) hominis Demodicidae Hair follicle mite Demodex folliculorum Demodex brevis Sebaceous gland mite Pyroglyphidae European house Dermatophagoides dust mite (Human mite) pteronyssinus D.
Indeed, the human follicle mite is so small it can raise an entire family on one human hair follicle.
There is, for example, the hair follicle mite that makes its home in scalps and on eyelids (it has a taste for mascara); the scavenging dust mite that dines on the flakes of skin that the human body is constantly discarding; the larvae that are fond of wool and fur; the book lice, voracious consumers of literature of all sorts, and of course the billions of bacteria that are constantly doing battle in our bodies.

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