Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ethiopia in 850 nm

These are two photography made with an 850 nm filter in the Ethiopian highlands. 

Sodium acetate

Sodium acetate (CH3COONa) is not inorganic but a salt. It is white powder and in the microscope it has a flaked structure. 
Sodium acetate (80 x)

Mangrove jingle shell

Yes they sill existing, clams that live on trees. Her name is mangrove jingle shell (Enigmonia aenigmatica) and they come from Southeast Asia. The photography below was taken in the Halong Bay/Vietnam. The clams were found on small mangrove bushes. They live on the upper side of leaves, also in uppermost parts of the trees, where water is available only during spring tide
Mangrove jingle shell (Enigmonia aenigmatica)

Remnants of mangrove forests, where the clams were found.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Calcium lactate

Calcium lactate is a white powder, often used for food production (E327). Under the microscope, it shows different fragile forms of crystallization. The samples are made with water (the lower one) and propanol solution (the upper one). 

Calcium lactate (80 x)

Calcium lactate (80 x)

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