Friday, August 6, 2010

Pictures (Finally!)

As promised, some pics:

First a mosquito larva at 10 times magnification:


Now a little stag beetle (of which there are many species and sizes). The pinchers are actually used for wrestling other male stag beetles, if it comes to that. Generally, though, they're more for show than anything, as a stag beetle with smaller pinchers will cede to the one with the larger pinchers. This pic is also 10 times magnification and is lit from the bottom so you get a better idea of the shape of it.


From one of my CSI: Bug files is this wing of a small fly that had fallen prey to a spider. As I was moving it around under the microscope lens, light was being refracted most beautifully.


And finally, a couple of pictures of the team (without me, I'm afraid - I had already been riding for an hour when the rest of them got to the start). See why we took home the Best Dressed title?



I'm still working, though only for another week. I have paid my tuition, so officially, I'm a student again. In another week or so I'll get my class schedule, photo id, books etc. and then enter the land of the learning.

Oy vey.

S.

7 comments:

Travelogue for the Universe said...

Nice photos. Best wishes on school.mary

王丁佳燕文均 said...

你要保守你的心,勝過保守一切,因為一生的果效是由心發出................................................

沈貞李添睿儀 said...

Joy often comes after sorrow, like morning after night.. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

信陳定 said...

人生匆匆-把握當下,支持鼓勵~事事如意~..................................................

忠姜姜姜蓮 said...

單純喜歡你的部落格 留個言跟您問聲好~~...............................................................

佳張張張張燕張張張張張 said...

你不能決定生命的長度,但你可以控制它的寬度..................................................................

士文婷文婷松 said...

真是太猛了,請受小弟一拜Orz(>O<)..................................................................