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Friday Whatsit for July 9, 2010

July 9, 2010

What is it?

What is this magnified thing?

Ah, another week, another Friday Whatsit.

I found this thing lying on the ground a year or so ago and shot some images on our little Leica widefield microscope. This one is at about 60x normal size and shot with plain white light.

Some hints: It was shot with white light, so you know it really is blue and brown, and the light shines through it well enough. These are not an uncommon sight in the American upper Midwest in the summertime. I don’t think whoever lost it will miss it too much, they have tons more where this came from.

What is it? Submit your best guesses in the comments section, answer on Monday!

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One Comment
  1. Tim Murphy permalink

    Well, I’ve been staring at this thing for the last 10 minutes and really need to get back to work, so I might as well take a guess, even though I’m pretty sure it’s incorrect…some sort of feather?

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