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    Electron microscope image of a fly foot


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Young View Post
    No wonder those little suckers can hang onto anything!

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    Are the little, yellow-green balls pollen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaMemChose View Post
    Are the little, yellow-green balls pollen?
    They sure do look like pollen. I am interested in how the two Turkish Towel like appendages and the two nearly bovine horns work.

    Wise.

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    The Turkish towels look like Velcro. My (completely uninformed) guess is that the towels are used to adhere to a surface, and the horns are used to detach the towels from the surface and push off.
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    I wish we could see the entire fly magnified at this size on a piece of glass. It'd be interesting to see how it holds onto the glass.

    I'd also like to see its eyes like this.
    Last edited by LaMemChose; 10-24-2008 at 04:33 PM. Reason: grammatical mistake

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaMemChose View Post
    I wish we could see the entire fly magnified at this size on a piece of glass. It'd be interesting to see how it holds onto the glass.

    I'd also like to see its eyes like this.
    Hi LaMem,

    I Image Googled "electron microscope fly" and here's the result.

    Lotsa cool looking stuff.

    Bob.
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    Those hooks on the end look like they would clamp on to things much like a crab claw would. The next time you see two flies going at it, (fighting) emagine those claws pinching down on each other. I've always wondered how they hung on to each other while fighting at mach speed going in dizzying circles. Now I know.

    Another reason to hate flies.

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    The electron microscope can produce incredible images. My son and I like to look at "bugs" on Saturday morning until we find one that we think will gross mom out. This site has become more elaborate over the years but I think it has some incredible pics. I have used some of the neuron shots for backgrounds in power point presentations. Check out this site. Below are our favorite picks. The last one is a wasp but the title" cock roach" gets my wife every time.

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    http://www.denniskunkel.com/product_...ducts_id=10500

    http://www.denniskunkel.com/product_...roducts_id=925
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