PORTRAYING MICRO ORGANISMS
All the MICSCAPE articles of Wim van Egmond

THE SMALLEST PAGE ON THE WEB (introducing microscopic pond life)

POND LIFE IDENTIFICATION KIT (guide for identifying small freshwater life-forms)

THE MICROPOLITAN MUSEUM (Overview of my photomicrography)

THE INSTITUTE FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE LESS THAN ONE MILLIMETER - microorganisms in 3D!

Fresh water

WATER FLEA ANATOMY - all their features in close up
CONOCHILUS - a colony of rotifers
GALLERY OF ROTIFERS - the various designs of 'wheel animalcules'
SPIROSTOMUM - nature's fastest contraction
SUCTORIA - ciliates in disguise
WATER MITES - submerged arachnids
GALLERY OF DESMIDS - slide show of delicate algae
STARS OF THE MARSHES - drawings of spectacular tiny algae
BELL ANIMALCULES - ciliates on a stalk (my first web article!)
AMOEBAS - are more than just 'blobs'

Marine

ART DECO DIATOMS - delicate shapes of sessile diatoms
THE CARPENTERS RULE DIATOM - a very strange diatom
FORAM GALLERY - portraits of Mediterranean foraminifera
RADIOLARIA - protozoan glass architecture
BARNACLES - portraying their larval stages
BRISTLE WORMS
- and their larvae
MARINE DIATOMS - an illustrated introduction
OIKOPLEURA'S FISHING HOUSE - a very strange Larvacean
OBELIA - the double life of a tiny hydroid
SEA SQUIRTS - our distant cousins
COMB JELLIES - jewels of the sea
THE MYSTERY OF THE FOAM ON THE SEA SHORE - Phaeocystis
GALLERY OF ECHINODERMS - The larva of starfish, sea urchin and brittlestar
FERTILISED EGG - and other finds from marine plankton
FOLICULINA
- a marine Ciliate

Insects and spiders

THE CRABS - the crab louse, the story of a truly attractive pet
SPIDER LEGS - what we can discover on one spider's leg
THE ZEBRA SPIDER IN 3D! - the attractive little jumping spider
THE DADDY-LONG-LEGS-SPIDER IN 3D! - the enigmatic indoor spider in close detail

Techniques

GETTING MICRO ORGANISMS IN FOCUS - the use of mouse over images with different focus levels
EASY TO MAKE CONTRAST FILTERS - dark-field, oblique and Rheinberg illumination
D.I.Y.D.I.C - How to create Nomarski-like effects with simple filter techniques
THE CLICK BEETLE DISMANTLED - How these beetles jump

Latest articles

VOLVOX - one of the 7 wonders of the microworld
Some inconspicuous free swimming branching colonies of bi-flagellated freshwater protists
MICRO GASTRONOMY
- reconstructions of the diners of microorganisms
VAN LEEUWENHOEK'S SECRET REVEALED - a remarkable discovery
HIDDEN LIFE IN TIDEPOOLS - marine macro photography
CROC THE CILIATE AND THE LITTLE GREEN HEART - a microbial Fairy Tale
AMOEBA HOLIDAY - a winter's tale

 
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