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Protection and Camouflage

April 29, 2012 By: kajay Category: Best Practices, Clothes

Fibers
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When I first began looking through a microscope, I was finding only the two creatures I now believe to be springtails and feather-winged beetles. I cannot swear to this identification. I am not a scientist. I can only say that the photographs I took matched those of photos taken by others and identified in these ways.

Later I began to find the fibrous critters, and at first I thought the fibers were legs. They are not. The gray fibers seem to serve two purposes.

Protection

Morgellons organisms covered with fibers are hard, and feel like irregular grains of salt. Without fibers, the same organisms feel soft. The fibers, when present, serve a protective role.

Camouflage

“When we see leaf-eating insects green, and bark-feeders mottled-grey; the alpine ptarmigan white in winter, the red-grouse the colour of heather, and the black-grouse that of peaty earth, we must believe that these tints are of service to these birds and insects in preserving them from danger.” — Darwin, Origin of Species, 1859.

Morgellons uses two primary forms of camouflage, mimesis and mimicry, to avoid detection.

Mimesis, also called masquerading, makes an organism resemble something of no interest.

Mimicry makes it resemble something poisonous or distasteful.  Morgellons are often, and understandably, misidentified as lint. Lint is both uninteresting and distasteful.

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