## Monday, June 14, 2010

### Ant and a Fly

The image you see here is of an ant holding a fly, taken using an optical microscope. The images is focused stacked and is a 4x6 mosaic stitched together. The image is magnified ~40x and is particularly interesting because it is a micro-gigapan of a specimen imaged last summer using a scanning electron microscope. It is neat to compare the two imaging techniques and notice the variations on what you can and cannot see through each microscope.

This SEM image is composed of 288 images magnified around 400x.