Spider Skin

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    Texture of the skin of a spider, with a hair root and pollen grains remains adhered to the skin

    Courtesy of CARBAJO MARIA

    Image Details
    Instrument used: Quanta DualBeam Family
    Magnification: 12000x
    Horizontal Field Width: 24.9
    Vacuum: 2.7e-3 Pa
    Voltage: 10
    Spot: 5
    Working Distance: 10
    Detector: ETD

    •DΛN MOUNTFORD•, John Williams 68, and 62 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ranton.it 48 months ago | reply

      Very nice, but I don't think the grains are pollens. They are too small.
      They could be brochosomes from a leafhopper preyed upon by spider.

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brochosome

    2. EvanCanton [deleted] 47 months ago | reply

      A Google Image search would seem to verify that those are, indeed, brochosomes from a leaf hopper, the structures are identical.

    3. MCarbajoS 47 months ago | reply

      You have absolutely right. Thanks for the information "Ranton" and "EvanCanton".

    4. mdown2008 42 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot Strictly from a photography stand point I love the image and the way you have presented it, wonderful work so otherworldly.

    5. alieneyesation 34 months ago | reply

      WOW!! So alien!

    6. letuzsee 12 months ago | reply

      if i wanted to use even a piece of one of these electron microscopy photos for art design how would i get in contact with Dr. Maria Carbajo, the person who took this photo?

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