The patterns formed by these rear appendages on these tiny crustaceans are fun to examine. While I normally avoid the colorful results possible with the DIC slider, opting for a more "natural" look, I could not resist trying a couple of colorful abstract renditions of this subject.
Olympus BHS, Olympus 20/0.70, Olympus 2.5X NFK eyepiece, Canon RebelXT, DIC illumination
Images made through a microscope. All subject types.