Posted: June 10, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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Scientists are embarking on a mission to capture a 3D image of every ant species known to science. The US team is visiting museums around the world to photograph all of the ant specimens in their collections. They are using a technique that, for the first time, allows microscopic anatomical detail of the insects’ bodies to be photographed. The aim is to make an online catalogue called Antweb, providing a unique tool for scientists who study the insects. (via BBC Nature – Ants in 3D: project begins to image every known species)


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