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Old 03-28-2018, 05:29 PM
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Default Why did it have to be snakes?

A coworker has snakes. Well, it's actually his kids that have snakes. As I am known around - well everywhere - as the guy who takes microscope pictures, he mentioned a while back that he'd be interested in what the shed skin looks like up close.

Yesterday, he gave me two skins, one from a Carpet Python and one from a Nicaraguan Boa. I'm pretty sure this is from the python:











I have some work to do to improve on this, but I've got like 5 more feet of skin to go through. :)
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Because if it was lizards it might be Eddie Izzard who's a lizard who eats wizard gizzards.
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More! This time I tried darkfield illuminatio, which I think worked really well for this:




This one is from the bottom of the snake, where the scales were larger and more transparent:


Going further up the side...






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I HATE SNAKES, JACQUES!

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More!

This is the second skin I received. If the previous was a carpet python, this is a Nicaraguan boa. (I'm not 100% convinced I have them identified correctly.)

Approx 40X


Approx 100X:






This is a 100X focus stack of 22 images.
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