Insect tomography videos

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The Invert group uses X-ray tomography to view the behavior of bees and beehives. As X-ray tomography is non-invasive, the bees are not harmed. See the medical and biological page for more information about the science behind these experiments. See the research beehives page for details of the beehives we keep for these experiments.

Table of contents

  • Bee anatomy CT videos – X-ray micro-tomography allows the internal organs of living bees to be examined. The Invert group is particular interested in the brain, and its development over the bee's lifecycle.
  • Beehive CT videos – With X-ray tomography, the behavior of bees in a hive can be observed, with minimal disruption to their natural behavior.
  • Insects in amber CT videos – X-ray tomography provides an excellent way of studying prehistoric insects trapped in amber.
  • Morphos butterfly – X-ray tomography can be used to see inside butterfly pupa.

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