a marine Copepod

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Franz Neidl
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a marine Copepod

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This calanoid Copepod (600 µm long) was a fast swimmer. (You can see the colour of its muscles in polarized light).
Obj 20x DIC, without any eyepiece, stack with 5 pictures

Franz

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abpho
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Post by abpho »

Nice colour. Is that natural or added after the fact?

Franz Neidl
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Post by Franz Neidl »

Hello abpho!

The colour is produced by the polarized light. Charles published 2007 wonderful pictures under the title: "Micro-muscles" made visible by polarized light. (BTW: I dont know how to copy this link. I was trying it).

Franz

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