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Thrifty Thursday: Cat Scans on a Budget

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Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500.

Mingus the Cat (mostly) sits still for a scan

[HP deskjet F4280 printer/scanner - $99]

Looking for inspiration? Or do you just enjoy medical-feline crossover puns? Either way, you can amuse yourself and your cat companion by arranging your pet on a regular desktop scanner.

Not Mingus's good side.

For more, see the Cat Scan tumblr. Some of my favorites are here and here.

Alex Wild About the Author: Alex Wild is an Illinois-based entomologist who studies the evolutionary history of ants. In 2003 he founded a photography business as an aesthetic complement to his scientific work, and his natural history photographs appear in numerous museums, books, and media outlets. Follow on Twitter @myrmecos.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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