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Spider Spinnerets with Silk Gland Spigots

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 3:06pm

Click to enlarge -- Courtesy of Nikon Small WorldThis 18x photo of a spider’s posterior lateral and median spinnerets with silk gland spigots was designated an Image of Distinction in the 2012 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition. Walter Piorkowski of South Beloit, IL, used EPI, reflected light, fiber optics and image stacking to capture the image.

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