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41.7 x 27.7 cm ⏐ 16.4 x 10.9 in (300dpi)
MAREK MIS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MAREK MIS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Gastrotrich. Darkfield illuminated polarised light micrograph of a Gastrotrich. Commonly known as a hairyback, this is tiny worm-like animal has two glands used to anchor and detach itself to a surface. One secretes an adhesive glue, the other secretes a dissolving substance to sever the connection. Magnification: x400 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
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