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Chaoborus phantom midge larva musculature

 
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gpmatthews



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:26 pm    Post subject: Chaoborus phantom midge larva musculature Reply with quote

A favourite subject, revisited at an "adult pond dipping" I ran at my local nature reserve. We brought samples back to the visitors' centre and I was able to display live microscope images on a large TV screen used as a monitor. This one caused a few gasps from the assembled group (I've tidied up the background and rebalanced the colour):



Microscope: Zeiss Standard
Ocular: Zeiss KPL-W 10/18
Objective: Zeiss 1.6/0.03 - 5/0.1
Substage: Leitz 0.9 NA ICT, top flipped out, pol only (no DIC prism), retardation filter.
Specimen: live, anaesthetised/lidocaine
Warnham LNR, Horsham, UK, 19-Jul-2011

Sorry, no scale bar: there wasn't time to calibrate, but Chaoborus is a few mm long.
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Cactusdave



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice and unusual image. Pol or DIC/Pol is a great way to show up muscles in transparent specimens as they are highly birefringent. I like the colours in this one too. That variable zoom low power objective is a useful bit of kit.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, it seems there's a funky laser light show going on inside that beastie! Shocked Wink

Great capture, Graham!

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Harald



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing!
The first color X-ray ??
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little belatedly - just to say my T-shirt arrived safely: thanks!! I shall wear it to the Quekett Exhibition to fly the flag.
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