Closterium - High Resolution Mosaic

Images made through a microscope. All subject types.

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Chris_M
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Closterium - High Resolution Mosaic

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High-Resolution Closterium Mosaic - 2242 x 828 pixel, made in Panorama maker from 4 separated images.

original image:
http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/3493 ... erummo.jpg
(Nikon Plan 100/1,25 / DIC / Panasonic DMC-FX60)

preview image:
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Olympus SPlanApo 40x / BF / Panasonic DMC-FX60
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Nikon Plan 100/1,25 / DIC / Panasonic DMC-FX60)
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Nikon Plan 100/1,25 / DIC / Panasonic DMC-FX60)
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Post by arturoag75 »

..1st and 4th images are stunning! :shock:
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Post by Mitch640 »

They are all stunning, compared to what I get. :)

Is there an explanation of what the two clear parts are at the ends of the horns? Seen videos and stills of them, but never an explanation of what they are for.

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Beautiful!

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Post by Chris_M »

Thanks

Mitch640, the clear parts at the end of the cell are vacuoles filled with grainy crystals of barium or calcium sulfate, moving around them. It's a result of Brownian movements.
There is no clear explanation of their function. Probably they play some role in osmoregulation or perform function of statoliths.
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Post by Mitch640 »

Thanks for the explanation. Very interesting that someone actually knows what the particles are made of. I bet that was fun, collecting samples. :)

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Post by abpho »

Love them all. These could technically put Tom Selleck's moustache to shame.

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