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Xylem

#1 Post by JimT » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:43 pm

Since justcurious was asking about xylems I decided to photo some today and post one. Philoderndron stem (house plant), 40x obj, 3mp camera. Stack of five images.
I enjoy these because they look like springs.
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Re: Xylem

#2 Post by 75RR » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:25 am

Philoderndron stem (house plant)
Did you pop it in a liquidizer (smoothie style) or just bash it with something?
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Re: Xylem

#3 Post by JimT » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:34 am

Longitudinal section with a razor. We should try a blender to see what comes out :D

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#4 Post by gekko » Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:22 pm

Did you cut it freehand or did you use some kind of microtome? Also, what program do you use to stack your images? Thanks!

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#5 Post by JimT » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:06 pm

Freehand cut for longitudinal sections, microtome for cross sections. I use Combine ZP (freeware) for initial stacking and then may tweak the image in PS using the individual images and masks.

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#6 Post by gekko » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:28 pm

Thanks. Good, steady hands :) .

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#7 Post by JimT » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:41 pm

Not so sure about that. Actually the other day I took a handful of salad greens and a little water and ran it thru a blender (ala Justcurious) just to see what it might look like. A potpourri of xylem, stomata, and cells. Might be an easy way to get sections :lol:

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#8 Post by gekko » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:13 pm

...if only I had a blender :)

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