|Sizes||Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size!
Gigantic (GG) 40-60cm
XL (XL) 25-38cm
Original (PD) 12-20cm
Minis (MM) 5-10cm each
Keychain (KC) 5-10cm with clip
|Materials||Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fiber fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.|
|Packaging||Each plush microbe includes a printed card with fun, educational and fascinating facts about the actual microbe or cell.|
|Safety||Every product meets or exceeds U.S. and European standards for safety. For ages 3 and up.|
All about Crab Louse (Pthirus pubis)
|Name||Crabs are actually parasitic pubic lice, called Pthirus pubis. Don’t confuse this critter’s name for a magic spell! ‘Pthirus’ is the Greek root word for louse and ‘pubis’, as you may have guessed, is describes the pubic region. This insect is better known as “Crabs” because it actually looks like a tiny, microscopic crab!|
|Actual Size||It’s about 2 millimeters, which is twice the size of a single grain of salt!|
|Where It Lives||These pesky critters can spread directly by skin contact with pubic areas or indirectly from infested objects. This means they can spread by sleeping in an infested bed, wearing infested clothes, or even using an infested towel!|
|Symptoms||The single most characteristic symptom of this disease is severe itching. Like head lice, when these pests bite down on your skin, their saliva causes an allergic reaction that triggers the itching. Although they’re most commonly found hanging onto pubic hairs, they can sometimes find their way to other hairy regions of the body.|
|Cure||Insecticide ointment, cream, lotion, and shampoo are the recommended treatment, depending on where the infestation is located.|
|History||Scientists have found archaeological evidence that crabs have been around for thousands of years. They’ve been found on mummified human remains from South America and Medieval Britain.
Outbreaks: Since this disease more of a nuisance than a public health concern, the U.S. Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) don’t collect incidence data on crabs.
|Fascinating Facts||DNA evidence revealed that human crabs evolved from gorilla crabs 3.3 million years ago when the human ancestor, Australopithecus, evolved. The famous “Lucy” fossil came from this era.
Famous people who died of it: As uncomfortable as this disease may be, people don’t die from crabs. Tremaine Neverson, the American singer, songwriter, and rapper better known as Trey Songz, admitted that one of his ex-girlfriends gave him crabs when he was 16.