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Morgellons & Collembola

Morgellons & Collembola

With a condition like Morgellons, apart from the usual evils lined up, like aliens, vaccines, government nanotechnology, the Illuminati and the devil, Collembola have become one of the main culprits behind any bout of frenzied itching and crawling sensations.

Springtails, Spinothecinae and neck organs

Springtails, Spinothecinae and neck organs

Within a few days of arriving, beneath the tree ferns at St Columba Falls in the east of Tasmania, I'd found and photographed my first Adelphoderia regina, a juvenile, complete with those bizarre neck organs. They were unmistakable. I also saw my first Acanthanura, the genus of famous Australian 'giant' springtails and got a leech in my eye. That was a great day.