The Blob or Sunrise from Mercury

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The Blob or Sunrise from Mercury

Post by augusthouse »

Wasn't sure where to put this.

Can anyone indicate what they think it may be - pollen, etc?

It was found in the hairy parts of a moth from Madagascar.

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Post by rjlittlefield »

Some mallow pollen looks like the spiky spheres.

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Post by augusthouse »

Thanks Rik,

I'll see if I can isolate it and have a better look.

Came across these images during a Google search.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/ ... hotography

http://www.photoshelter.com/c/visualsun ... eV6aAr0GA/

http://www.micronaut.ch/sidemenu/show/t ... ation/home

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Post by Charles Krebs »

Pollen. What species :smt102

SEM images, like you have found, really excel at showing pollen (compared to an optical microscope).

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