Thursday, September 16, 2010

SEM Images

Thought some of you might appreciate viewing some of the SEM images of iris wing scales which I took earlier today.  Images detailing: 

Pilliform scales with inset close up of the central scale, highlighting its hollow structure.

The smooth inferior surface of a scale, laid across the textured, superior surface of pigment scales.

Close up view of a scale base.

Close up comparison of scale inferior and superior surfaces.


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