Butterfly wing scales - Scanning Electron Microscope Images

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Butterfly wing scales - Scanning Electron Microscope Images

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These are black scales of a butterfly wing. I will try to prepare the iridescent blue and green scales as well. Butterflies produce color through pigments and through scale structure. Genetically the scales are flattened hair made of chitin.

There are no better overview images yet as the scales are moving when hit by the beam :twisted:

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great! it is incredible that there is so much detail...
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Thanks for posting! I look forward to see pictures of the coloured scales.
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:shock: :shock: what about magnification?

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Post by Ecki »

38.000x on the screen.

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wonderful, amazing, like a large magnification

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Wing scales

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Zowie!
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Ecki wrote:38.000x on the screen.
Thanks :? :? :shock:

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Post by pwnell »

Incredible. I tried that with my light microscope once and the most I could resolve was the "pores" in the scale.

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Post by carlos.uruguay »

Stunning! Thanks for sharing!!

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Superbe photos

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Post by Ecki »

Thanks for the nice comments.

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