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Techniques for Investigating the Anatomy of the Ant Visual System

DOI :

10.3791/56339-v

November 27th, 2017

November 27th, 2017

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1Research School of Biology, Australian National University, 2Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University

This article outlines a suite of techniques in light and electron microscopy to study the internal and external eye anatomy of insects. These include several traditional techniques optimized for work on ant eyes, detailed troubleshooting, and suggestions for optimization for different specimens and regions of interest.

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