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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, nymph-1


Dorsal view nymph-2


Dorsal view of capitulum, nymph-1


Dorsal view of capitulum, nymph-2


Dorsal view of the chelicerae and the tip of the
hypostome, nymph-1


As at left, nymph-2


Ventral view of anterior end of nymph, showing feet,
Haller's organs, pedipalps and hypostome,
also coxae 1 with spurs


Ventral view of the capitulum


Ventral view of the hypostome
showing the recurved barbed denticles


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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