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What Is This:

#1 Post by Rodney » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:59 pm

Was thinking something in the order of trachelophyllum tachyblastum. Single shot picture taken at 200x magnification with a little camera zoom. Microscope bottom light. Sample collected from my pond.

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#2 Post by Rodney » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:51 pm

Looks like I could have used a little more light, but this photo shows the other end better.

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#3 Post by gekko » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:30 pm

I've never seen something this "hairy". However, very good, clear images. I hope someone will identify it.

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#4 Post by Rodney » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:06 am

Thanks gekko, does ok sometimes with the old technology I have, 50-117 year old scopes and one home made eyepiece that I use most of the time now. I want never win any photo awards but presentation of interesting creatures is my enjoyment.

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#5 Post by Rodney » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:51 am

With a dried up crappy slide now, last photo from same slide of what looks like a feather close to center. No idea what this is, magnification 200x or a little over.

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#6 Post by gekko » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:10 am

A scale from the wing of a butterfly or moth, I believe.

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#7 Post by vasselle » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:14 am

Bonjour a tous.
Pour les deux premières photos il peux s'agir de reste insectes.
Et la dernière photo comme Gekko il s'agit d'une écaille de papillon.
En tout cas les photos sont clair et nette.
Bravo pour travail.
Cordialement seb
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#8 Post by JimT » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:57 pm

I agree. Insect parts.

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#9 Post by Caroline91 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:57 am

Yes, I quite a agree with them. I think this might be part of the wing of butterfly or something.
Have you get a conclusion?

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#10 Post by einman » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:51 pm

I agree as well. Looks like an insect part.

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#11 Post by SunshineLW » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:42 am

Rodney wrote:Was thinking something in the order of trachelophyllum tachyblastum. Single shot picture taken at 200x magnification with a little camera zoom. Microscope bottom light. Sample collected from my pond.
This is a shot in the dark, but it appears to be the palpi of a fly (or some other insect). Check out this image of the mouthparts of Musca domestica (common housefly) and notice the dark-brown, laterally-projecting structures located in the middile of the image:
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