The most common of the Staphylococcus bacteria, this species (Staph aureus) usually lives ON our skin with no bad side effects. When it gets UNDER our skin, through anything from a scratch to a surgical incision, even a hair follicle, it can cause problems ranging from boils to pneumonia and septicemia.
Giant Microbes make excellent teaching aids as they assist students to develop an understanding of biology while taking a fun, hands on approach. Why not collect the whole Straphlycoccus Giant Microbe family.
Not for children under three years of age as parts may dislodge and become a choking hazard.
Staph is 150mm high, 95mm wide and 75mm thick, made of blue medium pile polyester plush with polyester filling and plastic eyes.