The smallest frog in the universe
The small frog was found in the electron microscope.
The true character of this frog is the fine structures on the cell wall of a diatom.
A portion of the face of this frog is the structure called rimoportula, and a portion of its legs is the structure called fultoportula. This frog was made combining two photographs taken separately. Inside these fine structures, the hole which pierces through the cell wall is open. Mucus and fibers are emitted through these holes from the cell, and have heightened lift.
At 64th photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy in 2008.
Specimen: The diatoms
Instrument: Scanning Electron Microscope SU-1500
Accelerating voltage: 15 kV
Signal: Secondary electron image
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