a copepode with and without polarized light

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Franz Neidl
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a copepode with and without polarized light

Post by Franz Neidl »

The first picture is with polarized light and the second picture is without polarized light.
You see a living Copepode (maybe somebody can say as the family?) from the sea, on the Copepode are epibionts (sessile cilates). I dont know the function (the substance) of the dark parts of the animal.
The polarized light has a nice effect for the picture of the eyes. You can see them better in poalized light. Is this the rhodopsin which is reacting in this way?

Brightfield, objective 4x, cropped.

Franz


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RogelioMoreno
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Post by RogelioMoreno »

The polarized version is cool!

Rogelio

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