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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Molly Gibson
- Explore score
- 0.10 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Jun 24, 2009
- Date taken
- Jun 23, 2009
This ant is from the species Strumigenys vazimba. These ants use their large head muscles to snap their mandibles close at high speed.
This picture is composed of 132 images stitched together. The ant is mangnified 500x using a scanning electron microscope. The ant was given to us to image by Brian Fisher, a scientist at the California Academy of Sciences.
This Gigapan is part of the NanoGigaPan project. Which is working to take high resolution images of very small things.
Read more on the project blog at nanogigapan.blogspot.com
and see more of our work on the gigapan site at gigapan.org/profiles/mollyg
For some optical images of this particular ant species, please visit ant web.