Water boatman (Hemiptera: Corixidae) legs... Part 2

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Charles Krebs
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Water boatman (Hemiptera: Corixidae) legs... Part 2

Post by Charles Krebs »

Here are a few more shots from the slide of the water boatman legs I worked with the other day.

The white areas seen in the first image (just below the leg joint) are a number of some type of protist "hangers on". (Since this is from a stack, and they are alive and moving they become somewhat indistinct)




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Post by beetleman »

Amazing photos Charles. Just think...every structure on these legs must be for locomotion in a liquid medium. I bet the groove in the third picture does something towards that end also. :-k
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Post by MacroLuv »

These swords are microscopic and I appreciate this fact very much. :shock:
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Post by Bruce Williams »

Greatly enjoyed these images and those in your initial water boatman posting. As always the sort of quality and detail that feeds the mind as well as the eye.



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