Life Cycle Lice. Head lice lay 6 egg a day. Head lice live to be 30 days old. Lice are able to lay more eggs in the warmer months because the warm weather speeds up the reproduction process. Each egg which is also called a nit, will take a week to mature. Once hatched the nymph goes through 3 molts, during which it sheds its shell for a larger shell, just like a baby lobster. The female louse mates at day 17 in the life cycle. She can then begin to lay eggs.
Life Cycle Lice. If a human head is crowded, lice do not leave the head unless they sense that another head is touching the head of the original colony. Head lice are lazy and they really like to wait for another perfect host to come along before they leave their original host.
Life Cycle Lice.
The whole life cycle of the human head louse takes place within 1/2 inch of the surface of the scalp. Feeding, breeding, egg laying and maturing throughout the 30 day life cycle. Why go anywhere else. In fact head lice are quite picky about moving on to new hosts. The new host has to be perfect! In our experience at here at NitWits, the perfect host is 3rd and 4th grade girls. Don’t get us wrong, lice love kids that are younger and older than3rd and 4th grade girls, it’s just that these kids at this age have the perfect hair, the perfect behavior and the perfect scalp temperature! Want to learn more? www.liceinfo.net
Lice don’t “fall” out of hair, their specialized claws are designed to grip tightly to the hair shaft. Any environment off a human scalp is too cold and too dry for head lice to survive in. Lice are fragile and unable to navigate once off human hair. They start to become desiccated and they become dried out quickly.
How do lice originate? Where did Head Lice come from? Head Lice have evolved right along side humans. We have had lice ever since we were prehistoric humans. Like other successful parasites, head lice are able to evolve rapidly to adapt to changing conditions. This is why they quickly become resistant to pesticide head lice removal treatment