Under the Microscope: Earthworm TS

About:

This episode of Under the microscope focuses on an Earthworm tissue section. The Earthworm is a tube shaped and segmented worm which typically lives in soil and feeds on live and dead organic matter.

In this case a Transverse Section (TS) was taken of the worm, which was taken by making a very fine cut perpendicular to the body of the worm. This was pre-prepared through a 50 prepared Microscope slide set from eBay.

 

How it was taken:

All of my “under the microscope” images are taken in a similar manner, and using the below equipment. In this case, focus stacking was conducted by capturing a video of the subject as I move through the planes of focus, and then software pulled the images out of that video and focus stacked them into the images below;

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