Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man | Araneae


This friendly spider was bothering our secretary. After a nice long bath in 70% Ethanol (scented with Iodine) it was scanned on our SkyScan 1272 with a source voltage of 50 kV, a source current of 200 µA with camera and geometry settings leading to an isotropic voxel size of 21.7 µm. The body of the spider is approximately 1.2 cm long.

The visualization was made in 3D Slicer. To simulate a shadow, we added a MIP-image (inverted, binarized and heavily blurred) of the spider to the visualization in addition to the 3D stack.