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    Question How do I take an ultra-macro of such insect?

    Every morning after I put on my glasses I can see some worms crawling on it,
    white and the size of a hair. It's barely visible however I can see it crawling
    when put the glasses against light.

    What is its name? How do I kill them all from my table?

    What lens can I use to take a good photo of it?

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    Default Re: How do I take an ultra-macro of such insect?

    reverse mount a 20mm lens and shoot
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    Default Re: How do I take an ultra-macro of such insect?

    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT View Post
    Every morning after I put on my glasses I can see some worms crawling on it,
    white and the size of a hair. It's barely visible however I can see it crawling
    when put the glasses against light.

    How do I kill them all from my table?
    Ewww! Are you sure they're really there? You haven't been taking Substance D, have you?

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    Default Re: How do I take an ultra-macro of such insect?

    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT View Post
    Every morning after I put on my glasses I can see some worms crawling on it,
    white and the size of a hair. It's barely visible however I can see it crawling
    when put the glasses against light.

    What is its name? How do I kill them all from my table?

    What lens can I use to take a good photo of it?
    sorry to digress but, got worms on your specs and you still put it on???

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    Quote Originally Posted by liionel View Post
    sorry to digress but, got worms on your specs and you still put it on???
    Yes, but what can I do? It's more often when it's rainy days I observe..

    I am not sure what happened but maybe it's unhygeine of my room? Sometimes I saw
    them crawling on my unused laptop screen also. Are they dustmites?

    I want to find out the cause/solution.. and am I alone with this problem?
    Last edited by dRebelXT; 4th July 2008 at 10:19 AM.

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    Default Re: How do I take an ultra-macro of such insect?

    Try the Canon MP-E 65, takes up to 5x lifesize. Failing which, probably have to get a microscope with a camera mount.

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    Default Re: How do I take an ultra-macro of such insect?

    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT View Post
    I want to find out the cause/solution.. and am I alone with this problem?
    See if alcohol or Dettol kills them, find out where they come from, and douse liberally. And I'd really like to see a photo if you manage to take one.

    Edit : Google dust mites and see if they look anything like that.
    Last edited by lennyl; 4th July 2008 at 10:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lennyl View Post
    See if alcohol or Dettol kills them, find out where they come from, and douse liberally. And I'd really like to see a photo if you manage to take one.

    Edit : Google dust mites and see if they look anything like that.
    Since they are so small, I just rub 'em off or wipe with tissue..

    yes unless I can magnify them by 100s of times then I can compare against the dustmite photos..

    It's this i guess.
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    Last edited by dRebelXT; 4th July 2008 at 10:40 AM.

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    Default Re: How do I take an ultra-macro of such insect?

    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT View Post
    When you said worms the size of a hair, I thought they were longish - I guess not?

    Wikipedia says dust mites are killed by sunlight. Maybe sun your mattress / pillows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lennyl View Post
    When you said worms the size of a hair, I thought they were longish - I guess not?

    Wikipedia says dust mites are killed by sunlight. Maybe sun your mattress / pillows?
    ah! if it's length, I would have freaked out already..

    these are just little white dots.. but usually thought dust mites ain't that visible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT View Post
    Every morning after I put on my glasses I can see some worms crawling on it,
    white and the size of a hair.
    This is just straight up nasty.
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    lolz this is so farnie.

    anyway, i suggest microscope to you leow.

    canon mp-e might cut it too.

    cheers~

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    Default Re: How do I take an ultra-macro of such insect?

    I tot we were worried about dust problem.... bro, you got a bigger problem man!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT View Post
    ah! if it's length, I would have freaked out already..

    these are just little white dots.. but usually thought dust mites ain't that visible.
    You can try the 'Beetle', A instant steam cleaner to do the job. Steam the walls and windows/grills in your rooms. I bought the Beetle last time from a DIY store. Hope it helps.

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    Default Re: How do I take an ultra-macro of such insect?

    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT View Post
    Every morning after I put on my glasses I can see some worms crawling on it,
    white and the size of a hair. It's barely visible however I can see it crawling
    when put the glasses against light.

    What is its name? How do I kill them all from my table?

    What lens can I use to take a good photo of it?
    Wow, super macro eyes you have

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