All said, life is not good for a SEM sample. In fact, putting anything living into an SEM sample chamber pretty much ensures that it won't be living when you take it out. But this clearly isn't true for ticks. In the video below, you can clearly see the tick moving its legs. Ishigaki did this with 20 different ticks, and all of them survived, making them the first animals to ever be scanned with SEM.