About

I am a biologist who chose to try and understand nature through the study of mites (Arthropoda: Chelicerata: Acari) and who is glad he did.

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4 Responses to “About”

  1. David Sharley Says:

    Great site, keep it going, I look forward to more wonderful photographs, they are quite stunning.

  2. David Roddy Says:

    There are not nearly enough websites about these amazing little animals. You are doing a really wondeful job and hope to see more posts in the future!

  3. TJ Says:

    Hi, I was just wondering what equipment you use to take these images.

    I’d like to be able to do the same for other small arthropods, like collembola, etc.

    Thanks : )

    • macromite Says:

      Hi TJ – most of the images are Scanning Electron Micrographs mostly taken on a JOEL of one model or another. Preparation is the tough part of the process – you might look around for what they call an environmental scanning electron microscope that allows imaging of unprocessed animals.

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