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.




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Post by RogelioMoreno »

The polarized version is cool!


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