Micro-computed tomography: Introducing new dimensions to taxonomy. Figure 6

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Micro-computed tomography

Eunice sp., transaxial cross section at mid-body

Sample preparation:
Animal was fixed and preserved in 96% ethanol. Prior to scanning it was stained for 24hrs in a 1% iodine solution in 96% ethanol. For scanning it was placed into a polypropylene pipette tip in 96% ethanol.

Scanning parameters:
Scanner: SkyScan 1172
Voltage/ Current: 60kV/ 167µA
Filter: None
Nr of projection images: 1384
Rotation step: 0.26°
Exposure time per image: 1835 ms
Total scanning time: 3:33h
Resolution (µm/pixel):2.162

Reconstruction & Visualisation:
Software used for reconstruction: NRecon (SkyScan)

Sarah Faulwetter
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