Several days ago, a microscope company performed demonstration of a brand-new high quality degital microscope. At the time, one of our study material, aphids, were observed with it. I liked the “full focus” or “quick depth composition” function, that enabled us to take very nice insect photos with deep focus. That’s really fantastic!
By the way, these first-instar aphid nymphs look very cute with numerous fine hairs. Normally we can’t see those hairs with normal binocular microscopes. For our study on polyphenism, it is important to observe study materials very carefully, to find phenotypic differences even if they are trivial.