Xylem Tissue Cells

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  1. LittleMan

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    I've been studying certain woods for acoustic tops, mainly Spruce at the moment.
    I was taking some photos through my microscope while I was researching this certain guitar top.

    These are Tracheid Cells-
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    Closer View of the pits inside the Tracheid Cells
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    Rays in Spruce- They Strengthen the wood since the grain only runs in one direction, it strengthens the wood side by side.
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    View of the Spruce when it was thicker(I had to slice it really thin to get a better view of the cells under the microscope)
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    now thats something we don't see on here very often, what sort of magnifications are they?
     
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    Of course, that is on the microscope... so it's probably closer up since I cropped/the photo makes it larger anyways. (if that makes any sense)

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    If anyone has anything else they want me to photograph under the microscope I can do that. I'm all out of ideas for stuff. :p
     

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