Photomicrographs of thylacine hair
Ini early 2017 I launched a crowd funding campaign to run a project that would produce the world's highest quality light microscope images of Tasmanian tiger hair. Through media coverage, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) became aware of the project and offered to assist with even higher resolution images. This page describes presents the results of this project.
The images below show the hair sample used for all imaging and its envelope.
Photo: The envelope in which the hair sample was found, labelled "Thylacinus Cephalus Native Tiger". Credit: Supplied.
Photo: The hair sample used throughout this project.
Use the navigation on this page to read separate articles for each of the imaging techniques used.
- CLSM Confocal laser scanning 3D optical micrographs of Tasmanian tiger hair
- OLM Optical Light micrographs of Tasmanian tiger hair
- SEM Metal coated scanning electron micrographs of Tasmanian tiger hair
- SEM Scanning electron micrographs of Tasmanian tiger hair
Funding target met
On the closing day of the crowdfunding project, the funding target has been met.
Many thanks to the many backers who teamed together to make this project happen! I am sure this will be an exciting project with tangible results that will be helpful for many and simply just enjoyable for others.
Here is the video used during fundraising to describe the goals and purpose of this research.
- 8 Aug 2017 - added section "Hair sample"