Zapping Aiptasia with UV

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  1. LikesFish

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    After I admired Aiptasia under fluorescent illumination, I decided to zap it. All I did was to remove the ND filters on my 120W Metal Halide UV excitation source... Here is what happened to an aiptasia polyp tentacle after exposing it to UV for 0.5 seconds.

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    10x Objective, DIC

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    10x Objective, Fluorescence

    Do not try this though to kill off Aiptasia as it will kill most living cells instantaneously.
     
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  3. Ayoob

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    That's quite intense.
     
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    Just for inerest sake, wouldnt these powerful laser stafs be strong enough to burn aiptasia?
     
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    Nice Pics awesome
     
  6. Wes

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    800+ mw Laser pointer burnst them according to youtube...

    Good pics
     
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