In addition to the symptom of fibers, Morgellons presents with a number of unusual artifacts that push out through the surface of the skin such as black specks and yellowish granules, as well as hexagons and other unusual shapes. This page only deals with the particles and granules.
There seem to be variations on some of the "black specks" that I see, leading me to suspect there may be more than one type of particle. Some are microscopic, black, and look like pepper flakes. Others are brown and resemble the material that scabs are made of, these are often much larger.
Particles can be hard and often sharp. Many seem triangular in shape with a slight barb to them. Particle size varies from microscopic to larger than a pinhead—although I've had things the size of a grain of rice come from me. It is still unknown what the particles are. Besides the black and brown particles there are array of other artifacts that appear on my bedsheets in the morning. The fact that they keep showing up on different days in varying shapes and sizes tells me they are coming from my skin, since my bed is clean before going to bed.
With onset of the disease, my skin was so heavily burdened with 'black specks,' that any place I put the microscope to my skin, I'd see one or many. Any pressure from clothing such as fanny-pack, winter coat, or bra, felt like fiberglass was cutting into me.
Note: All particles on this page were found on, or in my bedsheets, except for the section that came from a friend who does not have any symptoms of Morgellons.