Fly Wing

#BIO60_2021 Wing of a Fly. I found a fly that had died on a windowsill in my house. To examine its wing, I used scissors to detach the wing from the body and placed the wind on a glass slide and placed a glass covering over it. I was very curious to see the structure…

Flea

#BIO60_2021 Flea. I brushed my cat with a flea comb to remove the flea and then placed it on the slide with a glass slip covering it. When examining the flea, It was a bit difficult to see the upper body since the light did not pass through the head well. The abdomen was easier…

Cat Fur

#BIO60_2021 Strands of cat fur. I brushed my cat to obtain the fur that I examined. I was interested in examining the fur in order to better understand if there could be anything else visible on the fur, especially considering she sheds often and leaves her fur wherever she is. In this sample, it seems...

Fruit Fly

#BIO60_2021 Abdomen of a fruit fly. I captured a fruit fly that was in my kitchen near fruits left on the countertop. Examining a fruit fly intrigued me because I had previous experiences of looking at fruit flies often under a bulky, rather stationary microscope. I could compare the two magnifications if the more portable...