Introduction to diceCT

Introduction to diceCT

In this blog post, MICRO co-PI Dr. Paul Gignac shares some tips and tricks for diceCT staining natural history specimens, which allows for the visualization of soft-tissue structure in CT scans. What is diceCT? Pronounced daɪsˌsiˌti, the acronym stands for “diffusible...

Creepy Carnivores

Creepy Carnivores

This week we will be posting various scans from our Creepy Carnivores catalog to celebrate Halloween and the spooky season. This is a scan of a small Indian civet (Viverricula indica), from the American Museum of Natural History. If you can say Viverricula indica...

Pecan Weevil

Pecan Weevil

Is there a coincidence that weevil has evil in it? MICRO Team member Lyndon Colvin was working in the lab thinking about lunch when an unwelcome visitor found his own lunch; Lyndon’s leg. After being mistaken for a pecan and having his leg drilled into by the visiting...

New MICRO Team Member

New MICRO Team Member

We would like to welcome Breanna Jones to the MICRO Team! Breanna is a senior student pursuing a major in Psychology with a minor in Biology at the University of Arkansas. She is a work-study student that will be assisting the lab with scans, social media, and a...

Cicada

Cicada

I found a cicada on our loading dock and thought it would be something interesting to scan. It does not disappoint! You can see the dorso-longitudinal muscles (running from just behind the head to the beginning of the thorax) that contract for wing depression and the...

Porch Spindle Showing Lead-Based Paint

Porch Spindle Showing Lead-Based Paint

Mixing in a little history with this newish technology with this video. This spindle came from the porch of my great-great-grandparents, Robert and Martha Ann Blocker, located in Brandon, Texas. They moved there in the early-1900s from Carthage, Mississippi. My dad,...

Calcified Coral

Calcified Coral

A piece of calcified coral with an attached shell. From the collection of Manon Wilson. Scanned on the University of Arkansas' microCT machine and rendered by Manon.