Micro-computed tomography: Introducing new dimensions to taxonomy. Figure 4
Lumbrineris latreilli, volume rendering of a) anterior region with maxillary apparatus superimposed as a surface model, dorsal view; b) virtually dissected jaw apparatus, ventral view with mandibles partly removed; c) same, dorsal view.
Animal was fixed in formalin and preserved in 70% Ethanol. For scanning it was removed from the preservation medium and placed into a polypropylene pipette tip. Remaining liquids were removed with paper tissue and the tip was sealed to prevent drying out.
Scanner: SkyScan 1172
Voltage/ Current: 60kV/ 167µA
Nr of projection images: 1140
Rotation step: 0.25°
Exposure time per image: 1925 ms
Total scanning time: 3:08h
Reconstruction & Visualisation:
Software used for reconstruction: NRecon (SkyScan)
Software used for volume rendering: CTVox (SkyScan)
Software used for creation of surface model: Amira v. 5.2