What do Lice Eggs look like?
Lice eggs (also known as 'nits') can be mistaken for tiny bits of dandruff or flaky skin on the scalp and stuck to hair shafts (usually around the base, millimetres from the scalp). These eggs range from 0.3 to 0.8 mm, are oval shaped and can be white, yellow or brown. There are three types of eggs: live eggs, dead eggs and hatched eggs. The live eggs (still carrying an embryo) will be oval shaped and brown, hatched eggs will usually be oval shaped but with the top (operculum) missing, where the eggs have broken out and white or yellow. Dead eggs are normally brown and will appear collapsed at the sides (deflated). To check if the eggs are alive or not pinch them with the finger tips - if they pop, then they are likely to have been alive. Nymphs look like adults but are just a bit smaller. They have no wings, already have six legs and claws at the ends of each leg will allow them to cling on to hairs. Nymphs go through three moults before they reach adulthood, and each time they leave a discarded shell behind. Adult lice cannot fly or jump, they have six legs and the male's front two legs are bigger than the females. These are to cling on to the female during copulation.
What do lice look like Pictures?
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