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Aging Mussel Shells


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Step 1: Slicing through the shell
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Close-Up: Cutting through the umbo
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Step 2: Polishing the shell
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A shell after polishing
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Step 3: Attaching the shell to a slide
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Step 3 (cont.): Attaching the shell to a slide
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Step 4: Attaching the slide to a wafer chuck
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Step 4 (cont.): Attaching the slide to a wafer chuck
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Step 5: Cutting a thin section of shell
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Step 6: Polishing the section edge
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Step 7: Removing and cleaning the slide.
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Step 8: Counting the rings under a microscope
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