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Decided to post these because I think these are high(er)-res. ,better than the usual Haeckel baloney on the net

 

 

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doushantuo

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Haeckel is pretty famous because of these depictions,they inspired people in the 19th century,and influenced art.

One accusation levelled against him is that he liked to embellish his illustrations a little too much

One has to remember: back in those days there was only light microscopy,nothing else 

BTW: all of Haeckel's illustrations(those of coral,diatoms,e.g.) have this slightly psychedelic quality

 

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doushantuo

Radiolarian parts often get mistaken for poriferan(sponge)spicules:both are composed of silica,and the shapes and size can be pretty similar

(Notice how fig 1a is the spitting image of a radiolarian)

Source for what is posted underneath:Uriz/2003/LightMic.Tech

 

and stopping right here,because this thread was supposed to be just about Haeckels radiolarian "artistry"

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Yvie

The psychedelic could be down to "The Green Fairy",wormwood ( Artemisia absinthium) drink very fashionable in the 19th century with artists,writers and thinkers alikel.lol.

 

@doushantuo his drawings and investigations are fascinating.

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TqB

I love Haeckel's illustrations, looking for a good facsimile (or original)...

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doushantuo

love this one

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doushantuo

For comparison,some by Rust:

To be fair,I think these scans could have been better,I have a feeling the originals are more photogenic than this

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doushantuo

Like some forams,radiolaria can harbour symbionts(as documented in this article),but I'm posting this principally to show contemporary colour microscopy:

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doushantuo

electron microscopy:

1-5 two Challengeron species(Notice that name!)

6-9: Protocystis

 

Although in slightly austere B & W,these are very beautiful,IMHO

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doushantuo

interesting tidbit:

trnka.pdf

Yvie,are you suggesting they were "absinth"-minded?

ye gods,i could go to jail for that one:D

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Yvie

:fistbump:

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