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36.8 x 36.6 cm ⏐ 14.5 x 14.4 in (300dpi)
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Ant feeler. Coloured Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of the ball & socket joint at the base of an ant's feeler. The ant uses this antenna (from centre to upper left) to communicate with other ants by touching them in a quick, rhythmic sequence of movements. The ball & socket joint gives the feeler the optimum amount of movement. Magnification: x206 at 6x6cm size.
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