Terrifyingly Funny Creatures Under a Microscope

We are used to seeing big animals and things around us, but the world looks very strange and different on a microscopic level…

Maggot under a microscope.


Happy little tardigrade.

Marine worm under a microscope.

Tadpole under a microscope.

Nereis sandersi, deep sea worm living in hydrothermal vent.

These are just two days old.

Water bear under a microscope.

What a lovely face!

If this doesn't make your head itchy, nothing will.

A sludge-worm (Tubifex tubifex).

Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Such a cute face!

Maggot head up close.

Scanning electron microscopes can show us some incredible details that even an ordinary light microscope is unable to show...

Ant's face.

Caterpillar up close.

Whitefly closeup.

Wasp's head.

Deep ocean worm up close.

 Reddit An ant's arse through an electron microscope.



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  1. Shaun March 23, 2020

    Real world sci-fi. Awesome.

  2. Valarie< Clayton NC 3/23/2020 March 23, 2020

    Aliens are among us! told ya Ma!

  3. Chris Martin March 23, 2020

    Ants butthole = Dec

  4. Tim Burton March 23, 2020

    Meeh …

  5. Anonymous March 23, 2020

    Ant’s butthole: my hubby

  6. Lurking Coward March 23, 2020

    #2 is not a tardigrade. Tardigrades are also know as water bears, shown in example #7.

  7. Rae March 23, 2020

    They look like pottery class rejects!

  8. Sal Anononymous March 24, 2020

    So at the last moment, you had to go and spoil it with the Ant’s Butthole!

  9. bla March 24, 2020

    @Lurking Coward In fact “tardigrades” (or “water bears”, however you want to call them) are a so called phylum of animal, which means there are different species which may differ in their look. But I agree that it is not at all communicated well in this blog post and I, too, was confused at first.

  10. Anonymous March 24, 2020

    Was that last one really needed? 😂

  11. Anonymous March 24, 2020

    I thought the “Zebrafish Larvae was rather Cute!!!!!!!!!

  12. An Upset Teleost March 25, 2020

    Bla: True. but #2 is not a tardigrade.

  13. Trump March 25, 2020

    Tardigrades are water bears.

  14. Anonymous March 26, 2020

    Fairly certain that #1 is fake. It’s eyes r paper.

  15. Anonymous March 27, 2020

    The “Bristle Worm” is a Kaiju from Pacific Rim

  16. Anonymous March 27, 2020

    I kind of thought the one that’s labelled ‘caterpillar’ is actually a demodex mite that lives on people’s faces.

  17. Ewelina March 27, 2020

    #2 Is not Targitrade… It is Bdelloid rotifer.

  18. Anonymous March 28, 2020

    The head louse looks diabolical

  19. Anonymous March 28, 2020

    The maggot looks like the potus

  20. Haydee April 3, 2020

    bristle worm hands down scariest shit ever. Looks like a Sarlacc.

  21. Luke Skywalker May 12, 2020

    Bristle Worm looks like it is going to eat your face off.

  22. Anonymous July 9, 2020

    Are these under electron scanners?

  23. Anonymous July 24, 2020

    Meal worm looks like grumpy cat RIP and is therefore my favorite

  24. Janice July 31, 2020

    All SiFi

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  26. Dunturntblew July 31, 2020

    Couldn’t you have at least asked the ant to wax his hairy butt hole? I mean, like, totally gag me with a petri dish! I wanna speak to a manager!

  27. roxan July 31, 2020

    Wonderful! They all look sort of surprised, like–how did I end up like this!?

  28. Anonymous August 1, 2020

    Not the ones listed as “ocean worms”. That is why you should PD never eat raw fish, as Sushi.

  29. Anonymous August 2, 2020

    Ive always wondered what a ants butthole looks like!!

  30. Julie.b August 2, 2020

    OMG…., they all look like there smiling 🐛

  31. Anonymous August 2, 2020

    They’re all so sweet looking. Let’s not eat animals or anything that lives. Sigh.

  32. BeeZee August 2, 2020

    I’ll never think a tadpole is cute again😧

  33. Tinydancer August 2, 2020

    That Deep Sea Worm looks like someone I dated once

  34. Anonymous August 3, 2020

    They all look like something from the program art attack years back 😂😂❤️

  35. Kathleen August 3, 2020

    Is that caterpillar incorrectly labeled? I think I have seen that pic labeled as a demodex mite before? Any experts out there?

  36. Anonymous August 3, 2020

    imagine being an ant and someone just takes a photo of ur butt lol

  37. Dailoqc August 3, 2020

    Tardigrade and waterbear are the same

  38. Anonymous August 3, 2020

    Aren’t tardigrades the one featured on Ant-Man? The one that they seen on the Quantum Realm? Just sayin.

  39. Anonymous August 4, 2020

    Did we really need to see an ant’s butthole?

  40. Anonymous August 4, 2020

    The ant looks happy🙂

  41. Xx Garden August 4, 2020

    OMG ! WOOOOW !

  42. Zach August 4, 2020

    Wait a minute.. now I’m confused. I thought Tardigrades and Water bears are the same thing?

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