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Electron microscope images

Sheep tick - Ixodes ricinus


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These photos were taken on the JEOL 5600LVSEM scanning electron microscope at the University of Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre on 10th August 2009.

Dorsal view, male tick
Back-scattered electron image, also at right


Dorsal view of the capitulum, showing the smooth
surface of the hypostome, pedipalps and
rudimentary porose areas?


Ventral view of capitulum, with hypostome
and chelicerae laterally


Hypostome and chelicerae laterally, detail


Male genital aperture


Acknowledgement: My thanks to the staff of the University of Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre, Dr Roy Moate, Peter Bond and Glenn Harper, for enabling me to take these photographs.




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