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Description in partnership with Science Photo Library present Mini Monsters: A photographic and educational exploration of the wonderful microscopic world of insects, bugs, spiders, beetles, worms and countless other creepy crawlies.

At your fingertips, you could view the compound eye of the common housefly; check out the hairs on a leg of a tarantula; see the stinger on a bee or shiver at the sight of a mosquito proboscis. There are more than 500 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images of Mini Monsters from world-renowned electron microscopists Steve Gschmeissner, Eye of Science and Power and Syred. This means you'll see amazing details, which you can also search and zoom in to. Each photograph is taken with powerful electron microscopes and then professionally coloured. The results are simply stunning.

Each photograph is accompanied by a detailed scientific caption written by a team of specialists, which includes Latin and common names, magnification levels and a brief description of the habits of the mini monster you are interested in.

You will start off from a scrollable home page gallery where you can browse all of the mini monsters and select any you would like to find out more about. This page also has an A-Z index to highlight the particular set of creatures of your choice. By tapping on an individual image you can bring up the detailed page from where you can zoom into a particular point of interest, add it to your favourites or find out more about it using the detailed information at the bottom of the picture.

Hitting search brings more magic to children and adults, alike. From here you can start getting creative and homing in towards your favourite monster. Want to see a six legged, flying carnivore rated as painful? No problem. Maybe you prefer an eight legged, non-flying, safe, herbivore? Go ahead. All of our mini monsters have been categorised as Carnivores, Omnivores, Herbivores or Detritivores, with further searching to allowing you to choose a particular biological class (e.g., insects, gastropods or arachnids) to display. Other filtering options mean you can search by number of legs, threat level and whether they fly or not.

Once you’ve filled up your favourites gallery, tap the slideshow function to view all of them in a series of scrolling full screen images. You can also use the slideshows to display any selection you've made in your search, the A-Z index or all mini monsters from the home page gallery.

If you have an iPad you really need Mini Monsters. The photographs look absolutely stunning on the screen and are included at such high resolution to give an incredible level of detail. The caption, search and filtering aspects make this application very educational and both you and your children will become experts in Mini Monsters in no time at all.

What's New in Version 1.0.3

The primary category has been changed.

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Customer Reviews

Perfect, simply perfect.

This app is worth more than what I've paid for. Its well organized, full of knowledge and great HD images(lots and lots of 'em!). Whether you're a biology/zoology student or someone who likes science or even anyone looking for fun! This app is defiantly for you.

Love the spectacular photos

I hate bugs, but I love this app. The photos look spectacular on the new iPad retina display. Very nicely done. Very nice design. Get your kid interested in biology with this app.


The perfect show off app for the retinal display! Really spectacular details and color (and fascinating images)

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  • $2.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.3
  • Size: 302 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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