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Drosophila melanogaster larvae

Drosophila melanogaster larvae
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1961-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Edixa-Mat Reflex B, Zeiss Tessar 40 mm, Agfa color 100
Exposure: f/12.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-10 4:40
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Points: 6
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My oldest slide is this one: Maggots of Drosophila melanogaster (Diptera: Dew fly or Fruit fly, Taufliege, Drosophile). The background is black yeast & corn meal food. This is not a natural setting (Uhhgh) but these larvae would be hidden inside rotten fruit. The larvae are of about 2 mm length, so a maximal extension of the optics bellow was needed as well as lighting with two sidewise flashes . One person had to keep the crawlers from going astray, the other one took the picture.

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To anel: Recht hast Du, die Aufnahme ist uraltmeyerd 1 12-10 12:23
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Hi Dietrich.
I liked very much to go through your gallery, with some strange microimages which I found very interesting.
You obtain very good results with your bellow, very nice details are seen. Congratulations, Felipe.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-12-10 10:38]
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Hi Dietrich,
Ich kann es fast nicht glauben, wenn ich mir das Datum der Aufnahme anschaue. Für die damalige Zeit eine wohl hervorragende Aufnahme.Sie leuchten noch immer, die Larven der Taufliegen.
Liebe Grüsse

Maybe it is not the most beautiful animal on earth but yuo presented great treknature shot. Rare object here. I have never seen maggots on treknature. Sharpnes is pretty good, buckground has a little bit srange color.
Best wishes

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