Butterfly wings

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Charles Krebs
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Butterfly wings

Post by Charles Krebs »


3X objective on the left image and 10X objective on the right. The ones on the right were actually very translucent, almost like colored glass, and were the scales covering a "clear" eyespot on the wing.
Fiber optic illumination was used to light them from the top.

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Post by lacerta »

Those look great! Charles, please see my question regarding these outstanding images in the Micro Techniques forum.