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Sweets? No, more pollen.

Posted by wildwatertv on October 21, 2009

 

pollenlilyblogThis looks like sugar coated sweets, but it’s actually lily pollen.  This is the stuff that stains all the curtains and gets everywhere.  It’s sticky, but colourful.  Each grain of pollen has a sticky surface which allows it to be collected by pollenating insects such as bees.  Because of its colour, it also makes a great subject for microphotography.  This was taken using a Nikon Achromat x10 microscope objective and highly modified Lomo microscope with a fabricated Nikon Phototube.

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