Re: [rp-ml] 3D scanning of insects

From: John Morewood <>
Date: Mon Jun 22 2009 - 23:50:22 EEST

Hi Javier,
    Well when I worked at R.C.A's David Sarnoff Research Center
Princeton New Jersey, we had some down time so
I flashed Al onto a silverfish (Lespisma sacchrina) and scanned it in an
electron microscope - was quite impressive to
see how many parisites it was carrying on it's exoskeleton. If I
remember though, I had to spend about a week
cleaning everything to get rid of all sorts of organics that out gassed
as a result of the experiment. Well worth the
time and effort spent though, as an empirical experiment in the
possibilities of using materials sciences equipment
for non-designated purposes (thinking out side the box)

-jay- wrote:
> Dear list
> A colleague of mine is working on an art-science Project and one of
> the interests is to perform a precise 3D acquisition of a ?head
> louse?, a scary insect when zoomed in, for a no less scary project: P
> Do you know any 3D scanning technique or apparatus that offers that
> precision (bug size between 1-4mm) or is it only possible by micro
> tomography and other medical type techniques?
> All answers off/ online welcome :D we´re loated in Barcelona, Spain
> Regards
> Javier
> Javier Munguía
> Technical University of Catalonia
> Depto de Ingeniería de Proyectos
> AV. Diagonal 647 Edificio ETSEIB
> Planta 10, Barcelona

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