Ever wondered what your friendly crustaceans or other little critter look like REALLY up close and personal?
Well this week I got the chance to see just that when I was let loose on a Scanning Electron Microscope (Under guidance from the terrific team at the AARC) to image a claw of a small crustacean.
This image was taken as a composite and is actually two images blended together to form one image. To get this level of details in the image the sample that is submitted for analysis was actually covered in gold.
Here's the finished results:
The final image sizing is indicated by the sizing on the scale-bar. Bearing in mind the original specimen was slightly smaller than my thumbnail the limb has provided some stunning imaging opportunities.