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Monday Night Mystery

This looks like it could be painful. What is it? Five points to the first person to name the organism, and five for the structure. The cumulative points winner for the month of May will win either 1) any 8×10 print from my insect photo gallery, or 2) a guest blog post on the (safe-for-work)…

Macromite reveals the secrets…

…to his spectacular SEM images.

A few years ago I needed to image some ants for a short taxonomic paper.  Lacking a decent specimen imaging system (like Entovision), I decided to snap the photos at home using my standard macro gear: a dSLR with the Canon MP-E lens.  The images turned out fine and were published in Zootaxa with the…

A wasp in intricate detail…

Here are some shots from my training session this morning at the Beckman Institute‘s Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).  I haven’t used SEM for years- wow!  Great fun.  Click on each image to enlarge.