Changing Investigation Perspectives: Methods and Applications of Computed Tomography on Larger Benthic Foraminifera
The use of computed tomography to investigate the structure of Larger Benthic Foraminifera is presented. Several steps are required to obtain sharp and usable images with MicroCT machines. These steps are explained in detail along with select insights on larger foraminifera. This technique, which delivers three dimensional models, gives the operator the possibility to measure nearly every possible morphometric parameter on either a two- and three-dimensional basis.
Keywordstomography CT larger foraminifera ecology predation
This work was developed within the project P 23459-B17 “Functional Test Morphology of Larger Benthic Foraminifera” of the Austrian Science Fund. We thank the Department of Paleontology for making the use of MicroCT possible and for providing a dedicated working station to analyze the datasets. We thank Joan Bernhard for her constructive comments and suggestions.
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