Zooillogix

Using a technique called very high-resolution x-ray computed tomography, researchers at the University of Manchester dissected a 50 million year old spider encased in amber. As reported in Zootaxa, leveraging the same technology used in CAT scans, it can make out features the width of a human hair. In this case, the technique enabled the researchers to identify the critter of Halloween past as a new species.

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Comments

  1. #1 Homie Bear
    November 1, 2007

    That’s really cool! IS that its actual innards too? Crazy.

  2. #2 bug_girl
    November 1, 2007

    Dang! you beat me to posting this!

    It is really cool :)

  3. #3 Mrs Tilton
    November 1, 2007

    It’s a boy. And he’s hung like a horse(fly)!

    Just let me join in the chorus of really cools here, BTW.

  4. #4 arachnophile
    November 11, 2007

    I’m so pumped about this technology finally being used on invertebrates! There is so much we can still learn about some of these ancient species.

  5. #5 سعودي
    August 15, 2011

    I’m so pumped about this technology finally being used on invertebrates! There is so much we can still learn about some of these ancient species.

  6. #6 سعودي كول
    August 18, 2011

    good

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    July 2, 2012

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  8. #8 Earth's New Beginning
    July 6, 2012

    I such as this collection!

  9. #9 Zayviar
    July 6, 2012

    I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I don’t know who you are but definitely you are going to a famous blogger if you are not already ;) Cheers!

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