Stranger Fruit

Digital dissection coolness

i-7a5bcf7ef8076dee6e94cd13d5134595-SpiderDD.jpg

This is so cool. A one-millimeter long spider (Cenotextricella simoni) encased in amber gets "digitally dissected" using Very High Resolution X-Ray Computed Tomography. The paper is online in Zootaxa 1623:47-53 but requires a subscription.

Comments

  1. #1 Bert Chadick
    October 30, 2007

    Way cool, and that’s from a civilian.

    Does anyone else have a sudden craving for crab legs and watching the original “Alien” movie.

  2. #2 jorge
    March 13, 2008

    i need to know more about cenotextricella simoni if you have information about this specie please can you send it to me

The site is currently under maintenance and will be back shortly. New comments have been disabled during this time, please check back soon.