DUST MITES Nature’s Garbage Collectors

Dust mites are tiny, almost microscopic little creatures that live in things where you spend lots of time-- like your bed, your pillow, on the comfy couch, and the shaggy rug.
They are always hungry, but you’ll never guess what they hunger for, and what they munch on all the time? More

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About Michael A. Franco

Michael Franco was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the oldest of 7 children in the Franco household. He graduated from the University of New Mexico, spent most of his time in his hometown, but briefly attended Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C.

He is currently retired from the Federal Aviation Administration and works in his second career, in a Paralegal capacity for the City of Albuquerque, Land of Enchantment.

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About the Series: Strange Little Creatures
Dust mites are living creatures, smaller than a pinhead, roaming, blind little things, that look like a walking stomach with a mouthpart.

And Jerusalem crickets are called 'Woh-tzi-Neh' (translated as "old bald-headed man" or “skull insect”) by Native Americans. In Spanish, it's called " ñina de la tierra" or "child of the earth," because of its large, bald “baby face.”

The Horsehair worm is a parasite which enters and lives inside an insect until the worm matures. It then compels the insect host to seek and enter water, where the horsehair worm emerges and lives out the remainder of its life.

Together, these three children's books explore some strange little creatures found in nature.

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