Tick mouthpart at 48×

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    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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    1. Iain Lawrie 48 months ago | reply

      that's gotta make a good back scratcher - excellent work

    2. Javier Torrent 48 months ago | reply

      Wonderfull lighting technique!!! I have so much to learn....

    3. Craig.Taylor 48 months ago | reply

      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?

    4. Nikola Rahme 48 months ago | reply

      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.

    5. Nikonian72 48 months ago | reply

      *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."

      * *If you're not already a Member Please feel free to join us* *

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    6. Weinstöckle 47 months ago | reply

      Ein tolle Aufnahme. Jetzt kann man gut nachvollziehen, warum dieses Bohrgerät nicht so leicht zu entfernen ist.

    7. Tome Rodrigo 47 months ago | reply

      excelent !! more pictures in this magnification! thank you :)

    8. macropoulos 47 months ago | reply


      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    9. nanomet's 47 months ago | reply

      how you get 48x and fine tuning is awesome!!! it seems to be impossible to me

    10. Stratio 47 months ago | reply

      holy shit kategória!

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    12. Pat Kavanagh 47 months ago | reply

      ....off the charts amazing....

    13. Nicolas Reusens Nature Photography 47 months ago | reply

      I have no words.......amazing !

    14. Bushman.K 37 months ago | reply

      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.

    15. Snerdling 20 months ago | reply

      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?

    16. Nikola Rahme 20 months ago | reply

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

    17. Snerdling 20 months ago | reply

      Letting go is never easy.

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