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Wasp Eye 1000X
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
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This is another SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) image I took, of the very same wasp head. This one is on the eye surface, at 100 times higher magnification (approx) than the last wasp image, and 1000x more than real life. The perfect nature of this and other structures found at such small scales is pretty wild. These individual polygons are certainly as small as most cells.

Feel free to save these and any images I post, but please dont distribute them without credit! :O) It costs about 40 bucks an hour for me to take these!
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Wednesday, July 06, 2005  
7 Comments:
  • At 7/6/05, 5:52 PM, Blogger Pampa said…

    Thank you, Pampa.

     
  • At 7/6/05, 6:44 PM, Blogger flavia said…

    hola. de verdad leiste mi post? sabes español? kiss

     
  • At 7/6/05, 8:26 PM, Blogger JoanM said…

    Now you can Australia to your viewed map. Thanks for leaving the comment on our blog. I wondered if the UFO would bogle people. Actually in the knitting world it means Unfinished Object. The blog is a team blog of confessed non finishers of knit projects - hence the Anonymous as we admit our problem and hope others will cheer us on to great accomplishments (if we don't start another project in the meantime LOL
    Your blog is certainly varied and interesting. I'll come back

     
  • At 7/6/05, 11:06 PM, Blogger R2K said…

    I see! I was a bit confused about the regulations of your page, I guess I wasnt really invited :(

     
  • At 7/6/05, 11:06 PM, Blogger R2K said…

    Hablo espanol, pero tengo un poco de la lengua, y nada mas...

     
  • At 7/7/05, 1:22 AM, Blogger LiVEwiRe said…

    How long does it actually take to get an image? how many can be done in one hour? What is the holding chamber like? What images intrigue you the most? :::deep breath::: Ok, I'm regaining composure now. I really enjoy these and love the fact that you post them to share.

     
  • At 7/7/05, 8:30 AM, Blogger R2K said…

    I will post a link about SEM stuff soon!

    Basically, an SEM is an electronic microscope which means that your specimin must be in a vacumme (spelling) and also must be dead (unless you have a really expensive one, which we dont).

    Electrons are used rather than photons in this microscope, and thus your resolution and magnification can both be much higher.

    Usually conencted to a computer, in my case a pretty nice dell with double monitors, you can actually take images often. Say, 5 good ones an hour once you get going... :) But there is also specimin prep and all that, so it takes a good work day to get two sets of a dozen good images each. :O)

     
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