I’ve been staring into the microscope so much recently, I’m probably going to get glasses soon. Staring into the microscope for long periods of time is bad and recently I’ve been spending 5-6 hrs doing it. I should get hazard pay! Anyway, this plant is Bassia hyssopifolia and I have to look for live mites in every crevice of the plant. It is so tedious and no one else wants to do it. Who can blame them? My tolerance level, on the other hand, is very high, so this became my specialty by default, and as my former supervisor tells me, I have become “the world’s expert.” He’s a comedian and he doesn’t even know it.