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Dr. Fumihiko Uesugi's gallery of SIM (Secondary Ion Microscope) pictures of Liocheles australasiae.

These enlarged pictures show different parts of L. australasiae with the help of a SIM microscope. I'm very grateful to Dr. Uesugi for allowing me to publish these pictures in The Scorpion Files!

All photos by Dr. Fumihiko Uesugi, Japan (C).

Pictures:

Ventral side of trunk with pectines
Part of a pectine 1
Part of a pectine 2
Part of a pectine 3
Dorsal view of prosoma
Ventral view of prosoma
Side view of prosoma
Median eyes
Close-up of one eye
A sense hair (trichobothrium)
Distal parts of cauda (tail) 1
Distal parts of cauda (tail) 2
Dorsal view of chelicera
Tarsus with claws

Here is some information on how the pictures were taken by Dr. Uesugi:
The scorpion was observed by means of Scanning Ion Microscope (SIM) with Ga+ ion accelerated at 30keV. To avoid charge up, scorpion was coated with Au. Actually, this SIM is for semiconductors and use for making sample preparation of Scanning Electron Microscope and/or Transmission Electron MIcroscope. Ion source is liquid Ga. This ion is heavy, so it can process semicondutor materials.


Jan Ove Rein (C) 2017