This is a darkfield image of a tick. Ticks are blood-sucking arthropods. They possess 8 legs and are not insects, but rather are related to the spiders. Ticks are known to transmit various diseases, such as Lyme’s disease and encephalitis. Read More …
You do not always need microscopes. This is a scan with a flat bed scanner.
For more information on the pine cone, have a look at the following post: The specimen size is approximately 20mm from left to right.
Explore the cross-section of a stem with this virtual microscope. A flash player is needed.