The InverteFest is here. A moment to celebrate the overlooked diversity of invertebrates around us. I’m re-posting a video I made for the Cifonauta account on Instagram showing different marine invertebrates moving around under the microscope. Enjoy! Invertebrate Gallery Check the gallery below to find out the identity of each marine invertebrate in the movie […]
This image of a brachiopod larva was selected in the Nikon Small World 2021 photomicrography competition!
This is a bryozoan embryo exhibiting its blastopore. These animals are discreet but ubiquitous in oceans and lakes all over the world. What we see is the DNA inside the nucleus of the cells of the embryo. The color gradient indicates if the nuclei are closer (yellow) or further away (purple) from the microscope camera. […]
A chubby ribbon worm juvenile #Nemertean #WormWednesday
The pelagosphera larva of #Sipuncula. Photo by Alvaro Migotto via @cifonauta http://cifonauta.cebimar.usp.br/photo/10874/
The eye imaginal disc of Drosophila (blue=elav, pink=repo, yellow=hrp) prepared with @Bugs_and_Slugs @ZVavrusova @zeiss_micro #embryo2017
Zebrafish embryo with laser eyes! A transgenic line for the gene Prox1 (orange) imaged with @zeiss_micro #embryo2017
My former – but not forgotten – larval crush is the Image of the Week on @BIOINTERACTIVE Larval Biscuit http://hhmi.org/biointeractive See A sea biscuit’s life for more.
The name cyphonautes was created by Ehrenberg (1834), who first saw the tiny creature on Nov. 25, 1832 (Hyman 1959).