Detailed Nit Eggs
THE ULTIMATE COCOON
Headlice Eggs (Nits) are and evolutionary masterpiece... waterproof, extremely tough and resilient.
The Nit Eggs have multiple Spiracles on the cap of the egg shell allowing a growing louse the ability to breathe whilst in the egg. Like a chicken egg the louse begins its life as a fertilised liquid.. in fact once mating act results in all 30 or so eggs within the breeding female louse being fertilised all at once. She then lives for about another thirty days laying her little bundles at around 3-4 a day.
BREATHING PIRACLES ON THE EGG CAP
Breathing through the egg
The louse within the nit egg, once old enough, can open and close the breathing spiracles as required and therefore they can survive being submerged in water, hair products such as shampoos and conditioners and even head lice treatments.
TOUGH TO REMOVE
Lice nymphs in the egg can be suffocated once they are at a late development stage.
Lice Numphs that are almost ready to hatch breath whilst in the egg through the cap spiracles.
This is why it is so important to repeat headlice treatments again after seven days in warmer weather and fourteen days in cooler climates, giving the little louse time to hatch, so you can catch the little sucker before it gets a chance to grow into a fully breeding adult louse.
Headlice nymphs unzip the egg cap with an enzyme once ready to hatch.
Emerging from the nit egg
After gestating for 7 days in warm weather and up to 30 days or more in cooler weather, the lice nymph will hatch.
The will mature over 30 days to breeding adults, or which time they will shed their tough defensive shell 3-times.
These shedding-events present high periods of vunerability to the survival of the lice, and therefore the continuous use of Nit Ninja Daily Defence products offers the best lethal challenge to interupting the lifecycle of headlice infestation.