Nix Draws Stuff

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Way back in my second year of university I got to play with a scanning electron microscope for one of my assignments. I was given a sample of lagoon sand from the Solomon Islands and had to prepare a specimen stub with a few of the interesting-looking tiny organic shelly particles.

The top image (A) is a “star sand” foraminiferan (Family Calcarinidae, Genus Baculogypsina).

The lower one (B) is a gastropod shell. That’s as far as I could identify it. :c

Way back in my second year of university I got to play with a scanning electron microscope for one of my assignments. I was given a sample of lagoon sand from the Solomon Islands and had to prepare a specimen stub with a few of the interesting-looking tiny organic shelly particles.

The top image (A) is a “star sand” foraminiferan (Family Calcarinidae, Genus Baculogypsina).

The lower one (B) is a gastropod shell. That’s as far as I could identify it. :c

Filed under microscopy scanning electron microscope SEM foraminifera foram gastropod mollusc Baculogypsina Solomon Islands augh this was like ten years ago I feel old now also because I'm a huge nerd playing with an SEM was the BEST THING EVER

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