Coloured scanning electron micrograph of the head of a red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum). Red flour beetles are an agricultural pest that attack stored grain products such as flour, seeds, cereals, pasta, biscuits, beans, nuts etc, causing loss and damage. This specimen was found inside a Barbados nut (Jatropha curcas) seed pod
In the late 1800’s, a man named Wilson Bentley loved winter and studied snowflakes. Many people thought him peculiar because he spent much of his life attempting to photograph a single snowflake. On January 15, 1885, he succeeded and took a picture of a single snowflake through his microscope. Snowflakes can now easily be viewed under an electron microscope! amazing!!