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Techniques for investigating the anatomy of the ant visual system

Ramirez Esquivel, Fiorella; Ribi, Willi A.; Narendra, Ajay


This article outlines a suite of techniques in light microscopy (LM) and electron microscopy (EM) which can be used to study the internal and external eye anatomy of insects. These include traditional histological techniques optimized for work on ant eyes and adapted to work in concert with other techniques such as transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). These techniques, although vastly useful, can be difficult for the novice microscopist, so great...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Visualized Experiments
DOI: 10.3791/56339
Access Rights: Open Access


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