Tick mouthpart at 48×

I've made a higher magnification stack of the tick posted few days ago. Here I used the Nikon CF Plan 50/0.45 EPI SLWD microscope objective. 146 shots in 0,002mm steps were made then stacked in Zerene. Field of view = 0,50mm×0,75mm.


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  • Iain Lawrie 4y

    that's gotta make a good back scratcher - excellent work
  • Javier Torrent PRO 4y

    Wonderfull lighting technique!!! I have so much to learn....
  • Craig Taylor 4y

    Never! Unbelievable images Nikola. If I ever got a tick I would freak out ... it will be even worse now I know the mouthpart is barbed. Did it take you long to get the tick set in that position?
  • Nikola Rahmé PRO 4y

    Craig Taylor No, I just glued it on its back to a pin's head. So the fixation would be invisible for a whole-body stack as well, but I made an accident and destroyed the preparation.
  • Douglass Moody PRO 4y

    *Your picture is invited to the Macro Life Pool * this shot is just what we need Brilliant !!
    "please tag your wonderful macro *Macro-Life* before adding to the pool."

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  • Weinstöckle PRO 4y

    Ein tolle Aufnahme. Jetzt kann man gut nachvollziehen, warum dieses Bohrgerät nicht so leicht zu entfernen ist.
  • Tomas Rak 4y

    excelent !! more pictures in this magnification! thank you :)
  • Stavros Markopoulos PRO 4y


    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • nanomet's 4y

    how you get 48x and fine tuning is awesome!!! it seems to be impossible to me
  • Patrik Katona 4y

    holy shit kategória!
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  • Pat Kavanagh PRO 4y

    ....off the charts amazing....
  • محمد المحمادي 4y

    great macro
  • Nicolas R PRO 4y

    I have no words.......amazing !
  • Kirill Ignatyev PRO 3y

    It makes me feel two absolutely different things..
    - this "harpoon" looks really fantastic, with all that small details, transparent spikes and hooks, "made of liquid glass at 900ºC"
    - I always remember all that dogs, died from piroplasmosis and people suffering from encephalitis - both diseases transmitted by ticks.
    But we are all creatures of the Nature.
  • Charly 3y

  • Dendroica cerulea 3y

    Very impressive.
  • John Gieg 2y

    Certainly explains a lot. This sucker is not going to be pulled out - do you know, Can the tick itself release once it has attached?
  • Nikola Rahmé PRO 2y

    John Gieg Yes, they can release after becoming full. But I don't know the method, how they do it.
  • John Gieg 2y

    Letting go is never easy.
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Taken on May 2, 2011
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