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What Really Lives On The Hands Of 8-Year-Old Kids Will Shock You!

There is a reason for getting scolded from our mums to wash hands before eating. Our hands are full of bacteria, yeast and fungi. An image of an 8-year-old kid has revealed about how much bacteria we take to our home each day.

Tasha Sturm from California is a lab technician at Cabrillo College and has created an extraordinary image of her 8-year-old son's hand that shows the diverse world of microbes. 

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What Really Lives On The Hands Of 8-Year-Old Kids Will Shock You!

What Really Lives On The Hands Of 8-Year-Old Kids Will Shock You!

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Tasha incubated the print of hands in tryptic soy agar for 48 hours.

Tasha incubated the print of hands in tryptic soy agar for 48 hours.

After experimenting on her son's hand prints for a couple of days, she noted that having white colonies of bacteria on our hands and skin is normal. White colonies of bacteria are probably a form of Staphylococcus.

A close-up of largest colonies of bacteria, possibly Bacillus.

A close-up of largest colonies of bacteria, possibly Bacillus.

Staphylococcus are present in almost 30% of people's noses. These bacteria are not harmful and don't make anyone sick or unhealthy.

Microbes with and without flagella create colonies of different shapes and sizes.

Microbes with and without flagella create colonies of different shapes and sizes.

It is very difficult to find out the exact species of bacteria, as it needs a lot of detailed testing.

Picture of a unidentified colony of bacteria caused by contaminated hand print.

Picture of a unidentified colony of bacteria caused by contaminated hand print.

Scientists reveal that our body is made up of more microbes than human cells.

Find out which bacteria you carry with yourself every day.

The researchers have found that when we and our microbes leave a house, the microbial community shifts noticeably in a matter of days. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3117227/What-REALLY-lives-hands-eight-year-old-Microbiologist-grows-cultures-son-s-palms.html#ixzz3sDpQIPKd Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook.

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