An update on the swan mussel article

by Mike Samworth

The glochidium larva of a swan mussel under crossed polars.

For those who read my article in March on the swan mussel larvae, I can now update you. I found that the young larvae looked nice under crossed polars, and took some photographs. The photomicrograph above is the result.

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Editor's note: Also see Mike's June 1997 article on using cross polarised light in microscopy.

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