Fluid Preserved Arthropds

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This meeting/webinar is a follow-up to a previous meeting (15 April 2014) featuring the Nanozoomer scanner by Hamamatsu. At the earlier webinar, Hamamatsu scanners were deemed to have limited use for the purposes of scanning microscopic slides of biological specimens due to their limited depth of field (approximately 100 um). Rob Meyer reports that these scanners have been tweaked and are now able to reach up to 2.0 mm depth of field, enough to scan most insects under a cover slip. Hamamatsu offers scanners that can accommodate multiple slides (6, 210 or 320) for fully automated XYZ scanning.

Fluid-preserved arthropod imaging and Microscopic Slide Workshopo Ann Arbor, MI, September 16-18, 2013)

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Standard Views for Fluid-preserved Arthropods

Microscopic Slide Imaging

  • Taxonomic value
  • Capturing the organism
  • Available slide-scanning technology