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Yes, that’s a shelter veterinarian using a plasma saw.Shelter veterinarians wear many hats: they are infectious disease specialists, behaviorists, surgeons… and handymen? Actually, usually the plasma saw is wielded by someone brought in from outside the shelter, but this time we did it ourselves.Like many shelters, this small county shelter had upgraded the cat housing in its public adoptions area, but couldn’t afford to do so in the back rooms, where cats lived before going up for […]
Dr. Igor Siwanowicz
HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus Ashburn, Virginia, USA Specimen: Slug moth caterpillar preparing to pupate. The cuticle of this tiny insect proved to be particularly resistant to staining. The head of the insect measures ca. 0.5mm across. Technique: Confocal microscopy