A Similar attempt on a Ground Beetle entitled
'Ground Beetle - Abax parallelepipedus on a Rainbow' which you can view here - www.flickr.com/photos/sequentialmacro/6920965687/in/set-7...
In this photo i used my CD/Blue Ray drive as the Stacking device, manually moving it back and forth to get the pictures i needed for the stack. It took me 60 - 70 images to get this amount of detail and focus, but it could have been better with more time.
Light has always been a problem with Beetles but i did manage to over come this by decreasing the Light intensity to 1/16th and then counteracting this by decreasing shutter speed, thus letting more light in enabling more detail in the final outcome.
Using my 'Helping Hands', which arrived last week, i placed them onto the cd drive which help the Beetle in place infront of the objective (4x + Bellows ) This allowed me access to move the motor backwards using my remote to take a photo each time without touching the camera body to by pass any blur for the slow shutter speed.
If you wish to view on black click the photo, have a great week and keep busy guys, cheers !