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Under a magnification of 40X, this scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image revealed some of the ultrastructure displayed on the exoskeleton of an unidentified ant entrapped in a brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa web . Note the silken threads used to enwrap this prey, and the gluey matrix in which the threads were enmeshed, much like the way rebar is embedded in concrete.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Janice Haney Carr
Creation Date:2007
Photo Credit:Janice Haney Carr
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