Tussah silk fibres, light micrograph

Tussah silk fibres, light micrograph

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Credit: ASTRID & HANNS-FRIEDER MICHLER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tussah silk fibres, light micrograph. The Tasar moth (Antheraea pernyi) is from China. It produces these silk fibres during its caterpillar stage, when making a cocoon in which to pupate. Differential interference contrast. Magnification: x75 when printed 10cm wide.

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Keywords: antheraea pernyi, caterpillar, china, chinese silk, cloth, contrast, delicate, differential interference, fabric, fibre, industry, light micrograph, light microscope, material, materials, moth, pernyi, silk, silken, strands, tasar, textile, textiles, tussah

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