I have slowly been finding interesting things to look at with my new microscope.
Following a suggestion, I scooped up some household dust in my room to see if I could locate the source.
Wow!! It contained many red fibres and I have a red towel that I tend to drape over my hands at night when it becomes cold. It’s an old towel, so it must be shedding and need replacing. Problem solved.
Horror though when I saw a creature in the dust: - A Dust Mite, I assume. An ugly looking creature with 6 legs and other appendages, which I took for legs but then realised they were more akin to hairy sensors. That has really encouraged me to lift my game with cleaning.
I never expected to use my microscope for any practical purposes, so that’s a real bonus.