Let’s try imaging fruit flies again. Prianka and Janae tried it back in November and were moderately successful — if you overlook the fact that they crushed the living daylights out of their specimen. The AP Bio class had plenty of extra fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) leftover from their genetics lab, so I thought I’d try imaging one myself. I was slightly more successful. My subject suffered only minor damage. Small insects are surprisingly delicate.
Image credit: Glenn Elert