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False-col SEM of the head of a black garden ant



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False-col SEM of the head of a black garden ant

False-colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a black garden ant Lasius niger, an infertile female worker. This species lives under stones at the edges of lawns & paths, feeding on caterpillars, earwigs, woodlice & other ants. It has a close relationship with Aphis fabae, the broad bean aphid, which it strokes with its antennae to make it discharge a drop of honeydew, additional nourishment for the ant. In return, the ant protects the aphid by removing nearby eggs of predators such as ladybirds & lacewings. It is a formicine ant, which means that it squirts a jet of corrosive formic acid at attackers. Magnificat- ion: x20 at 35mm size, x35 at 6x4.5cm size. This is full-colour version. BW version is Z345/050

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Media ID 6461524

© DR JEREMY BURGESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Black Garden Ant Insecta Lasius Niger Milker


16"x20" (51x41cm) Metal Print

Discover the intricacies of the natural world with Media Storehouse's Metal Prints. This stunning False-colour Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of a black garden ant's head, captured by Science Photo Library, brings the microscopic world to life. Each print is meticulously crafted on high-quality metal, ensuring vibrant colours and exceptional detail. Bring this captivating image of a Lasius niger infertile female worker ant into your home or office and ignite curiosity and wonder.

Made with durable metal and luxurious printing techniques, our metal photo prints go beyond traditional canvases, adding a cool, modern touch to your space. Wall mount on back. Eco-friendly 100% post-consumer recycled ChromaLuxe aluminum surface. The thickness of the print is 0.045". Featuring a Scratch-resistant surface and Rounded corners. Backing hangers are attached to the back of the print and float the print 1/2-inch off the wall when hung, the choice of hanger may vary depending on size and International orders will come with Float Mount hangers only. Finished with a brilliant white high gloss surface for unsurpassed detail and vibrance. Printed using Dye-Sublimation and for best care we recommend a non-ammonia glass cleaner, water, or isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to prevent harming the print surface. We recommend using a clean, lint-free cloth to wipe off the print. The ultra-hard surface is scratch-resistant, waterproof and weatherproof. Avoid direct sunlight exposure.

Made with durable metal and luxurious printing techniques, metal prints bring images to life and add a modern touch to any space

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 40.6cm x 50.8cm (16" x 20")

Estimated Product Size is 41.2cm x 51.4cm (16.2" x 20.2")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print showcases the intricate details of a black garden ant's head, captured through false-colour scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The subject of this image is an infertile female worker from the species Lasius niger, commonly found residing under stones at the periphery of lawns and paths. These resourceful ants sustain themselves by preying on caterpillars, earwigs, woodlice, and even other ants. What makes this ant particularly fascinating is its symbiotic relationship with Aphis fabae, also known as the broad bean aphid. By delicately stroking the aphid with its antennae, the ant prompts it to release a droplet of honeydew – an additional source of nourishment for itself. In return for this sweet reward, the diligent ant safeguards its aphid companion by eliminating nearby eggs belonging to predators like ladybirds and lacewings. Belonging to the formicine ant family, this remarkable creature possesses a unique defense mechanism: when threatened by attackers, it squirts a potent jet of corrosive formic acid. This SEM image magnifies these astonishing features twenty times at 35mm size or thirty-five times at 6x4.5cm size. Displayed in full color in this particular version - though available in black and white as well - this photograph offers viewers an extraordinary glimpse into nature's intricacies. With elements encompassing nature photography, zoology research, wild life studies and insect behavior analysis; Science Photo Library has

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