Microscopic View

more microscopic view of creatures and plants http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/11/17/science/20101117-bioscapes.html Advertisements

Facts about butterfly eggs

  When a female butterfly lays an egg (or eggs) on a host plant, she also secretes a sticky “glue” to hold the egg onto the plant. This glue will help protect the egg and keep it adhered to the plant. Butterfly eggs can usually be found on the top or bottom of a leaf … Continue reading

Microscopic Insect’s eggs

Engineered for survival, insect eggs hang on and hatch wherever their parents deposit them. The eggs in this story range in diameter from 0.7 to 2 millimeters. The images were made with a scanning electron microscope, which uses beams of electrons to trace the surfaces of objects. The resulting black-and-white images were then colored to … Continue reading

Creepy crawlies: Amazing Scanning Electron Microscope pictures of insects and spiders

A coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a maggot or the larva of a bluebottle fly (Protophormia sp.) with tiny teeth-like fangs extending from its mouth. The maggots of this fly are used medicinally to clean wounds. The maggots are sterilised and placed in the wound, where they feed on dead tissue … Continue reading