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If you are looking for stock science images then you’ve come to the right place!PSmicrographs is a specialist science photo library containing high quality scanning electron micrographs (SEMs) and photo micrographs. We employ our own in-house digital scanning electron microscope and light microscopes, both equipped with dedicated digital capturing facilities. Our science images are used widely in all forms of modern media for educational, scientific, corporate and general interest purposes and we are now producing SEM videos material to meet a growing demand. The library also has an extensive collection of natural history photographs.
Paramecium sp. protozoa (SEM) Science Image
Description:Paramecium protozoa. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Paramecium sp. protozoa. These single-celled organisms are aquatic, being found in freshwater habitats. They are covered in cilia, short hair-like structures used for swimming and for wafting food along the oral groove into the oral cavity ("mouth") seen in this micrograph at centre. Magnification: x2580 (x640 at 10cm width).
Sagra sp. Beetle Foot and Claw Science Image
Description:Detail of a beetle foot. Scanning electron micrograph of the foot and claw of a beetle (Sagra sp.). This image shows the upper surface of the foot and the edge of the pad of tiny hairs that enables the beetle to grip and climb slippery surfaces easily. Often known as frog beetles because of their long back legs, these colourful insects (coleoptera) with a metallic sheen on their exoskeletons, are killed by the thousands for the art market where they are dried, framed and sold. They are found in an amazing array of colours from variations of red, blue and green and originate in south-east Asian countries such as Thailand and Malaysia. Magnification x83 (x20 at 10cm wide)
A Pseudoscorpion Challenge (SEM) Science Image
Description:Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Pseudoscorpions (Lamprochernes nodosus). These diminutive predators belong to the Order Pseudoscorpionida of the Class Arachnida and are related to spiders, mites and true scorpions. They are a common synanthropic species of compost and manure heaps. Their menacing stance gives the animal a scorpion-like appearance from which they derive their name. At the front of the body are two powerful, usually venomous, articulated pincer-like claws or pedipalps used for catching prey, fighting, manipulating material for nest building and mating. Pseudoscorpions are aggressive hunters and strict carnivores. They are also aggressive towards each other and if in close enough proximity will readily attack. Magnification x100 (x25 at 10cm wide)
Head of Pondskater (Gerris lacustris) Science Image
Description:Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a Pondskater (Gerris lacustris). This common bug is widely distributed throughout the British Isles and is a true bug. In the order Hemiptera, Gerrids are known by many different names ie. water striders, Jesus bugs, water scooters to name a few. Gerridae have the ability, due to their anatomy, to walk across the surface of water without breaking the meniscus (water tension) and are readily found in ponds, lakes and other waterways. 90% of Gerrids are freshwater bugs, 10% being marine bugs. Magnification x175 (x43 at 10cm wide)
Viscose Fibres (SEM) Science Image
Description:Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Viscose Fibres. This highly synthesized natural cellulose (Gossypium herbaceum) is from a hair product, the fibres of which are used for hair enhancement and thickening for people with thinning hair and who are balding. This product is a manufactured fibre of the Viscose group that started life as a natural source of cellulose, in this case cotton. The process involves regenerating a manufactured fibre from the dissolved original natural cellulose. The original natural source has a twisted ribbon-like structure. The transformed fibre, as shown in this micrograph, is an extruded, serrated manufactured fibre of synthetic form. Magnification x7010 (x1725 at 10cm wide)
Dog Flea Head (Ctenocephalides canis). Science Image
Description:Dog Flea Head (Ctenocephalides canis). Scanning electron micrograph of the head of a female dog flea (Ctenocephalides canis). The anterior of the head bears a row of thick spines called ctenidia. This is the pronotal comb. The comb above the mouth parts is the genal comb. The eyes are simple photosensitive spots and behind the eyes are the antenna which are recessed into the head. Both males and females are bloodsuckers but only the adults are parasitic. The larvae feed on debris and the faeces of adult fleas. This flea can act as the intermediate host of the dog and cat tapeworm Dipylidium caninum. Magnification: x455 (x112 at 10cm wide.)
Refined and raw sugar crystals SEM Science Image
Description:Refined and raw sugar crystals, scanning electron micrograph (SEM). The smaller crystal is refined. Magnification x85 at 10cm wide.
Human Chromosomes SEM Science Image
Description:Group of human chromosomes, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Magnification x8616 at 10cm wide.
Human Red and White Blood Cells Science Image
Description:Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of human blood showing red and white cells. Magnification x5167 at an image size of 10 cm wide
Isolated sponge spicules Science Image
Description:Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of sponge spicules isolated from a sea sponge. Magnification: x25 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
Fruit Fly male sex comb (Drosophila melanogaster) Science Image
Description:Fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) sex comb, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). The sex comb is found only on the front legs of males and is one of the most rapidly evolving male-specific traits in Drosophila. Magnification: x957 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
Fruit fly (Drosophila funebris) Science Image
Description:Fruit fly. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a fruit fly (Drosophila funebris) on an apple. Its compound eyes (red) are seen and its wings are outstretched. Fruit flies are widely used in genetic experiments, particularly in mutation experiments, because they reproduce rapidly and their genetic systems are well understood. Magnification: x20 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
Colocasia Esculenta Leaf Detail Science Image
Description:Scanning electron micrograph of leaf detail of the superhydrophobic plant Colocasia esculenta. When water drops onto the leaf of the plant, rather than wetting the surface and spreading out into a fine film, it breaks up into glistening spherical beads that run off back to the ground, emulating the behaviour of metallic Mercury which has come to be known as the 'Lotus effect'. By looking at the natural world around us at the nanometre (10-9m) scale we are picking up a few tips from nature including one or two about self-cleaning surfaces. This micrograph is detail of the lower surface epidermal layer which was found to comprise an undulating terrain of 'frosted' papilla cells. The single papilla cell shows a coating of thin waxy platelets of a natural wax identified as 1-Octacosanol a long carbon chain alcohol which possesses the property of superhydrophobicity. Magnification: x14950 (x3680 at 10cm wide).
"Salvinia Effect" of Salvinia natans Science Image
Description:Scanning electron micrograph of leaf detail of Salvinia natans, a floating fern type plant which has superhydrophobic trichomes or hairs on the upper side of its leaves. Each of these eggbeater shaped hairs exhibits a hydrophilic tip on the top of each hydrophobic hair. The combination of a hydrophobic surface with hydrophilic tips is called the "Salvinia Effect". These air retaining surfaces are of great interest, particularly with regards to fuel consumption when applied to ships having to overcome friction produced by the drag of water on their hulls. This drag could be reduced dramatically with the "Salvinia Effect", a layer of air between the ship's hull and the water, saving vast amounts of fuel. A suggested estimated saving of 20 million tons of oil per year for just a 10% decrease in drag for shipping alone. Magnification: x405 (x100 at 10cm wide)
About Scanning Electron MicrographsWe specialise in stock images and science images using a scanning electron microscope (sem) by which we produce scanning electron micrographs. All our stock photos and sem images are produced to a high quality. Electron micrographs take us into a realm unseen by the human eye. Electron microscope images can record detail of insects, plants and microscopic flora and fauna which normally cannot be seen. Our scanning electron microscope images of chromosomes and blood are second to none.
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