Electron Microscopy of Living Insects

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Science  02 Dec 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3753, pp. 1185-1186
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3753.1185


Electron micrographs of living specimens of the various developmental stages of the insect Tribolium confusum have been obtained with a scanning electron microscope. In most cases the specimens resumed their normal activity after being examined with the electron microscope and under went metamorphosis into the next stage.