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Micropore tape under the microscope


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#1 WalkingCatfish

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 05:18 PM

Here's an image of 3M micropore tape, magnified 200 times:

 

Micropore tape @200X.jpg

 

It's a stacked image, layered from 21 snapshots taken at different focal depths. The large coffin-shaped gap indicated by the red arrow is about 119 μm long, and roughly 39 μm across, at its widest point. 

 

By comparison, a Trichoderma spore is less than 5 μm long, and most bacteria are barely half that.

 

So, if you're using the stuff (as I sometimes do) to cover GE holes in spawn jars, apply 3 or 4 layers.

 

 


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#2 coorsmikey

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 05:18 PM

Nice! thanks for the update! Someone did this many years ago and the threads get lost. It's nice to see a fresh proof for the newer generation. 


Edited by coorsmikey, 20 January 2019 - 05:20 PM.

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