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  1. Manu Prakash says:

    @saad: Fantastic video. That’s really neat. I actually had the grasshopper with me; and since I could not sleep – I imaged it more. I will share the same or add to this post itself.

    I really find the regularity in the pattern incredible. Imagine what sets the regularity in this hexagonal pattern. The spacing, it’s just perfect.

    Also, using micro lenses to study micro lenses – oh my 🙂


    ps: the grasshoppers are doing well. No grasshoppers were harmed in this study 🙂

  2. SB says:

    Happy to hear the grasshoppers are alive and hopping!!

  3. Manu Prakash says:

    @saad: Oh yes. But I don’t know what to feed them. I have been trying all kinds of vegetables; but they don’t seem to be eating. I am worried they will become carnivorous soon – maybe Sheila can tell us what to feed them.


  4. Matt.Rossi says:

    @saad That’s utterly beautiful. One thing that never ceases to bring me joy is how complexly textured the things we view under the microscope become.

    1. Saad Bhamla says:

      Yes- i was amazed. Have to give credit to manu who delicately extracted the lens region!

  5. Manu Prakash says:

    @saad: the hoppers are still alive – but not eating. The second one also shed its skin last night and I missed that too.

    Surprisingly; they are pooping – so I did make an unusual slide of grasshopper poop looking for some parasites; but it looked very sterile. I am


    1. Saad Bhamla says:

      It’s been a few days.. have they turned onto each other yet?

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