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    Default Microscopy

    Hi Guy's

    Ihad to knock up a couple of slides for an exam which I was taking, and thought you might like a peep.
    The first one isa head of a drone



    This one is of the foot of a worker



    Lastly the Hypopharyngeal glands


    If you have any questions feel free to fire away.

    Moe.
    Moe from over the 'Pond'

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    Is the item on the foot pollen from something like milkweed? I have read it looks somewhat like that, and wraps around the bees' legs like a bolo. No idea if the scale is correct. Looks too small by my guess.

    Here's a photo of the pollinia wraped on the legs of another insect:
    http://insects.tamu.edu/images/anima...orsal_m_01.jpg
    “The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” -Henry David Thoreau

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