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Old 09/05/2018, 06:46 PM   #1
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Mantis shrimp under the microscope

Various magnifications (20X to 80X) of the discarded dactyl molt from a G. chiragra. Please excuse the poor quality, I am working on getting some dedicated cameras for my microscopes. If anyone is interested I will have additional images later on.

X20 Dactyl heel.jpeg

X20 Dactyl tip.jpeg

X40 Dactyl tip.jpeg

X80 Dactyl tip.jpeg

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Old 09/06/2018, 08:13 PM   #2
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Nice serrations there. Now I want to look at the ones I found in my peacock tank.

I seem to recall that I could see serrations with the naked eye on those actually.

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Old 09/12/2018, 04:07 PM   #3
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Sweet pictures!

Try looking at the eye molt area to see the individual lenses.

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